Contributions to Zoology, 85 (2) – 2016

Anatomy, functional morphology, evolutionary ecology and systematics of the invasive gastropod Cipangopaludina japonica (Viviparidae: Bellamyinae)

Bert Van Bocxlaer1, Ellen E. Strong2

1.  Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity Science, Invalidenstraße 43, D-10115 Berlin, Germany. Department of Animal Ecology and Systematics, Justus Liebig University, Heinrich-Buff-Ring 26-32 IFZ, D-35392 Giessen, Germany. Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box Limnology Unit, Department of Biology, Ghent University, K.L. Ledeganckstraat 35, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium E-mail: bert.vanbocxlaer@ugent.be

2.  Department of Invertebrate Zoology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, MRC 163, Washington, DC 20013-7012

Keywords: basal Architaenioglossa,Bellamya,fecundity,geometric morphometrics,histology,reproductive anatomy,sexual dimorphism.