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<i>Physa mosambiquensis</i> (Clessin, 1886) rediscovered?

C.C. Appleton
Therese D. Brackenbury
A.F.G. Tonin


An exotic fresh-water gastropod recently discovered in South Africa is identified as Aplexa (Stenophysa) marmorata (Physidae) and is considered conspecific with a population known from West Africa since at least 1911 and a single record from Mozambique dating from 1886. It is speculated that these introductions could have occurred via the Portuguese slave trade during the 16th and 17th centuries. A key to A. marmorata, another introduced physid Physa acuta and the indigenous, sinistral genus Bulinus is presented

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