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Holotype (ZMH 79651): Shell height 3.6 mm, shell width 2.3 mm; MONTENEGRO, Skadar Lake, sublacustrine spring Karuc, 42°21'30.84"N, 19°06'23.03"E, 15.xi.2012 Pesic. Paratypes: 8 ex. ZMH 79652; 20 ex. in coll. Gloer; same data and locality as holotype.
Montenegro, Skadar Lake, sublacustrine spring Karuc (Fig. 7a).
(data taken from Zoltan Feher, Budapest; all material in the collection of the Hungarian Natural History Museum). ALBANIA: Malesi e Madhe district, Bajze, Syri i Sheganit Spring by the Shkoder (Skadar) Lake, 42°16.360"N, 19°23.757'E, 15 m asl., 17.vi.2012 Feher, Kovacs & Muranyi; Malesi e Madhe district, Bajze, Syri i Hurdan spring lakes near Shkoder (Skadar) Lake, 10 m asl., 42°16.299'N, 19°23.941'E, 17.vi.2012 Feher, Kovacs & Muranyi. MONTENEGRO: Cetinje municipality, Karuc, Karuc Spring by the Skadar Lake, 42°21.521'N, 19°06.375'E, 10 m asl., 15.vi.2012 Feher, Karanovic, Kovacs, Muranyi & Pesic.
Named after its occurence in sublacustrine spring.
The ovate-conical shell consists of 4.5-5.5 slightly convex whorls (Figs. 2a–b). The solid shell is yellowish and silky. The umbilicus is closed. The peristome is sharp and thickened at the columella (Fig. 2a). The aperture is ovoid, somewhat angled at the top. The operculum is orange (Fig. 2a). Body whorl relatively slim but prominent, a little shouldered. Shell height 3.2-4.1 mm, width 2.1-2.6 mm, aperture height 1.7 mm, width 1.4 mm.
The snout and the distal part of the tentacles are dark brown (Fig. 1c). Above the eyes the tentacles at their basis are orange. The penis is tapered at the distal end and bears a bi-lobed outgrowth on the left side (Fig. 2d, arrow).
As for the genus.
Skadar Lake basin (Montenegro and Albania).
- Pesic, V; Gloer, P; 2013: A new freshwater snail genus (Hydrobiidae, Gastropoda) from Montenegro, with a discussion on gastropod diversity and endemism in Skadar Lake ZooKeys, 281: 69-90. doi