Procloeon

Zrelli, Sonia, Boumaiza, Moncef, Bejaoui, Mustapha, Gattolliat, Jean-Luc & Sartori, Michel, 2011, New reports of mayflies (Insecta: Ephemeroptera) from Tunisia, Revue suisse de Zoologie 118 (1), pp. 3-10 : 8

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5822781

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/CB6A879B-9F14-8130-8CC9-8D71FCB258C3

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Procloeon
status

 

Procloeon stagnicola Soldán & Thomas, 1983

Procloeon sp. : Thomas, 1998

MATERIAL EXAMINED: loc 1 (Joumine 06-IV-2009). – loc. 3 (Béja 27-III-2006) . – loc. 11 ( Ellil 30-VI-2006, 27-VII-2005) . – loc. 12 ( Bouhertma 04-X-2005) . – loc. 14 ( Amor amont 30-IV-2006) . – loc. 15 ( Amor aval 30-IV-2006) . – loc. 16 ( Kébir 28-VI-2005) . – loc. 20 ( Kloufi 26-II-2006) . – loc. 21 ( Zaouit El Magaîz 09-II-2006) . – loc. 22 ( Abid 27 IV 06). – loc. 23 (Chiba 27-IV-2006) . – loc. 26 ( Ghzéala 30-V-2005) .

REMARKS: In North African region, the genus Procloeon is represented by three species: P. concinnum Eaton, 1885, P. pennulatum (Eaton, 1870), P. stagnicola Soldán & Thomas, 1983. Boumaiza & Thomas (1995) mentioned the presence of this genus in Tunisia but without specific attribution.

Several larvae belonging to the genus Procloeon were included in the material collected in many streams of northern watersheds of Tunisia. Based on the morphological characters such as the presence of lateral spines on abdominal segments VI to IX, the shape of the gills and the absence of hindwings, specimens were assigned to Procloeon stagnicola ( Soldán & Thomas, 1983).

It constitutes the first record of this species from Tunisian running waters, and also the first mention since its original description from Algeria.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Ephemeroptera

Family

Baetidae