counter free

- ...and the 2020 Reinhard Rieger prize goes to.... -     Pdf

- Check the newest genus Chimaeradasys at the Movie Gallery page -    

- Letter from Jacek Kisielewski -     Pdf

- Recent papers on Gastrotricha -    
Compiled by  M.A.Todaro   (June, 2021)    

  • Guidetti E.B., Campos A., Batistão A.R., da Silva A.T., Bilatto C.G., Kelly Salgado K.A., Araújo T.Q., Garraffoni A.R.S. 2021. Gastrotrichs and tardigrades in a remnant of Atlantic Forest (Serra do Japi, SP, Brazil). Biota Neotropica 21(2): e20201165.
  • Križanová F., Vďačný P. 2021. Description of Lepidochaetus tirjakovae sp. nov. (Gastrotricha: Paucitubulatina: Chaetonotidae), using morphology and DNA barcoding. Zoologischer Anzeiger. Doi: 10.1016/j.jcz.2021.04.003
  • Magpali, L.; Machado, D. R.; Araújo, T. Q.; Garraffoni, A. R. (2021). Long distance dispersal and pseudo-cryptic species in Gastrotricha: first description of a new species (Chaetonotida, Chaetonotidae, Polymerurus) from an oceanic island with volcanic rocks. European Journal of Taxonomy. 746. Doi: 10.5852/ejt.2021.746.1319
  • Minowa A.K., Garraffoni A.R.S 2021. Seek and you shall find: new species of the rare genus Ornamentula (Gastrotricha: Chaetonotida) and first record outside of type-locality. ZOOLOGIA 38: e56781. Doi: 10.3897/zoologia.38.e56781
  • Van Steenkiste N.W.L., Wakeman K.C., Leander B.S. 2021. A new record of the marine chaetonotid gastrotrich genus Diuronotus (Paucitubulatina: Muselliferidae) from the Sea of Japan. Zoologischer Anzeiger 290: 113-116.
  • Kieneke A., Todaro M.A. 2020. Discovery of two ‘chimeric’ Gastrotricha and their systematic placement based on an integrative approach. Zool. J. Linn. Soc.,
  • Trokhymchuk R.R. 2020. New reports of Gastrotricha for the north-eastern Ukraine. Zoodiversity 54: 349–356.
  • Axell K. Minowa A.K., Garraffoni A.R.S. 2020. Assessing biodiversity shortfalls of freshwater meiofauna from the Atlantic Forest: New species, distribution patterns and the first total-evidence phylogeny of semiplanktonic Gastrotricha. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 152: 106926
  • Kolicka M., Dabert M., Olszanowski Z., Dabert J. 2020. Sweet or salty? The origin of freshwater gastrotrichs (Gastrotricha, Chaetonotida) revealed by molecular phylogenetic analysis. Cladistics. Doi: 10.1111/cla.12424
  • Curini-Galletti M., Di Domenico M., Fontaneto D., Jondelius U., Jörger K. M., Leasi F., Martínez A., Norenburg J.L., Sterrer W., Todaro, M.A. 2020. Contribution of soft-bodied meiofaunal taxa to Italian marine biodiversity. European Zoological Journal 87: 369–384.
  • Balsamo M., Artois T., Smith J.P.S., Todaro M.A., Guidi L., Leander B.S., Van Steenkiste N.W.L. 2020. The curious and neglected soft-bodied meiofauna: Rouphozoa (Gastrotricha and Platyhelminthes). Hydrobiologia 847: 2613-2644.
  • Guidi L., Garraffoni A.R.S., Semprucci F., Balsamo M. 2020. Spermatozoa ultrastructure, spermatogenesis and reproductive system of Acanthodasys australis (Gastrotricha, Macrodasyida). Zool. Anz. 286: 108-116.
  • Martínez A., Eckert, E. M., Artois T., Careddu G., Casu M., Curini-Galletti M., Gazale V., Gobert S., Ivanenko V.N., Jondelius U., Marzano M., Pesole G., Zanello A., Todaro M.A., Fontaneto D. 2020. Human access impacts biodiversity of microscopic animals in sandy beaches. Communications Biology 3:175.
  • Kieneke A., Münter L., Riemann O. 2020. Gastrotricha. In: guide to the identification of marine meiofauna (Schmidt-Rhaesa A. ed.). Verlag Friedrich Pfeil, Münich, Germany.104-163 pp.
  • Bosco I., Lourenço A.P., Guidi L., Balsamo M., Hochberg R., Garraffoni A.R.S. 2020. Integrative description of a new species of Acanthodasys (Gastrotricha, Macrodasyida, Thaumastodermatidae) based on four distinct morphological techniques and molecular data. . Zool. Anz.
  • Campos A., Todaro M.A., Garraffoni ARS 2020. A New Species of Paraturbanella Remane, 1927 (Gastrotricha, Macrodasyida) from the Brazilian Coast, and the Molecular Phylogeny of Turbanellidae Remane, 1926 Diversity 12 (2), 42. doi:10.3390/d12020042.


Copyright © 2002-2021 M.A.Todaro | e-mail:

© All Rights Reserved. Text and images on this website may not be redistributed or put as part of collection (image archives, CDs) without prior written permission