Runcina zavodniki Thompson T., 1980
|Classification according to Bouchet et al. (2017)|
Taxonomic source: World Register of Marine Species (AphiaID: 141414).
Very small in size, the maximum reported length is 3.5mm. The body is elongated and streamlined, coloured black, including the foot and the three gills. One individual was found to be pale orange-brown. Three pinnate gills were present, and each one bore regular pinnules on either face. No shell is present.
Several specimens were found among mixed algae (especially Ulva rigida) but many more were found among the rootlet system of the hydroid Eudendrium in the shallow sublittoral (down to 2 m). They look and behave like triclad turbellarians.
- Runcina. From Latin “runcina”, carpenter’s plane, a tool used to smooth the wood’s surface.
- Zavodniki. In honour of Dr. D. Zavodnik, Director of the Rovinj Institute, Rovinj, Croatia.
In Croatia it has been found in several localities, however, the species of this genus are poorly studied due to its small size and crypsis on the substrate they live on, so presumably they have a more general distribution.
| : OBIS|
: GROC 2010-2011
: Enric Madrenas
: João Pedro Silva
: Bernard Picton
| : OPK|
: Manuel Ballesteros.
: M@re Nostrum
: Altres fonts
: Marine Regions
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