First record of the semiaquatic troglobiont millipede Vascoblaniulus cabidochei in Spain (Diplopoda: Julida: Blaniulidae)
Keywords:Cave species, Iberian Peninsula, Larra-Belagua massif, Myriapoda, Pyrenees, Subterranean Biology
We present the first record of Vascoblaniulus cabidochei Mauriès, 1967 in Spain, at Illaminako Ateak cave (Navarra). This makes a total of 15 troglobiont millipede species in the Spanish Pyrenees. Vascoblaniulus cabidochei is a highly modified troglobiont millipede species, previously only known from the type material was collected in the 60s of the last century in the Salle de la Verna, Pierre-Saint-Martin cave system, France, and occasional subsequent observations were made in the same cave system. Present records in wet and sprinkled stones in a different Spanish cave, and new observation near the Salle de la Verna, confirm its semi aquatic lifestyle.
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