First record of Eulima mulata (Gastropoda, Eulimidae)
in Paraná state, southern Brazil
Marcos V. Gernet¹, Carlos J. Birckolz¹ & Eduardo Colley²
¹ Universidade Federal do Paraná, Laboratório de Ecologia Aplicada e Bioinvasões.
Pontal do Paraná, PR, Brazil.
² Museu de Zoologia da Universidade de São Paulo. São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
The family Eulimidae Philippi, 1853 includes species that are exclusive parasites of echinoderms, some of which are able to switch hosts. Most Eulimidae are ectoparasites living attached to the host by the proboscis, which allows them to penetrate the host’s integument to feed on tissue or bodily fluids. Eulimidae comprises about 4,000 species (Warén & Gittenberger 1993). The genus Eulima Risso, 1826 is characterized by bright, polished, semitransparent shells, which are also gently turriform and slightly compressed dorsoventrally (Abbott 1974). Three species are found in Brazil: E. auricincta Abbott, 1959; E. bifasciata (Orbigny, 1842); and E. mulata Rios & Absalão, 1990 (Rios & Absalão 1990; Rios 2009; Rosenberg 2009). (…)
Cite as: Gernet M.V., Birckolz C.J. & Colley E. (2018) First record of Eulima mulata (Gastropoda, Eulimidae) in Paraná state, southern Brazil. Strombus 24(1–2): 13–15.
Publication date: 01 July 2018.