Aquarius najas (De Geer, 1773)

Taybi, Abdelkhaleq Fouzi, Mabrouki, Youness, Chavanon, Guy, Berrahou, Ali & Millán, Andrés, 2018, New data on the distribution of aquatic bugs (Hemiptera) from eastern Morocco with notes on chorology, Zootaxa 4459 (1), pp. 139-163: 142

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4459.1.6

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scientific name

Aquarius najas (De Geer, 1773)
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Aquarius najas (De Geer, 1773)  *

Material examined. Oued Ouzej, 30.0 4.16, 1 m; Debdou, 27.0 4.16, 1 f; Sources O. El Bared, 27.0 3.14, 1 m; Petite cascade, 19.0 3.14, 1 m, 2 ff; Missour, 0 2.0 5.14, 1 m, 2 jj; Anzar Oufounas, 0 2.0 5.14, 1 f.

Distribution. This is a Europeo-Maghrebian species. In Morocco, it is linked to medium and high elevations (L’Mohdi 2016). However, our collections extend considerably the elevational range of this species (168 m, Oued Ouzej). This is the first time that A. najas  has been recorded in the Moulouya River basin and the Oriental Region ( Fig. 2 View Figure ). Damgaard (2006) pointed out a possible hybridization between A. najas  and A. cinereus  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Hemiptera

Family

Gerridae

Genus

Aquarius