Hypsibius seychellensis Pilato, Binda & Lisi, 2006, Pilato, Binda & Lisi, 2006

Fontoura, Paulo, Pilato, Giovanni, Lisi, Oscar & Morais, Paulo, 2009, Tardigrades from Portugal: four new records and description of two new species, Zootaxa 2030, pp. 21-38: 31-32

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Hypsibius seychellensis Pilato, Binda & Lisi, 2006


Hypsibius seychellensis Pilato, Binda & Lisi, 2006  

Material examined: Three specimens from Amarante; one specimen from Parque Biológico (Avintes, Vila Nova de Gaia). All specimens were collected in moss samples and mounted in Hoyer’s medium.

Body length 265.0 - 325.7 µm. The species could be easily confused with H. dujardini ( Doyère, 1840)   , but the metric characters of the bucco-pharyngeal apparatus and claws obtained in the examined specimens match with those attributed to H. seychellensis   .

Distribution: Up till now the species was recorded only in Seychelles Islands. This is the first record of this species in Europe.