Recent Publications

In press

  • Behrens, D.W., Ornelas, E., Valdés, A. In press. Two new species of Velutinidae Gray, 1840, from the Northern Pacific with a preliminary molecular phylogeny of the family. The Nautilus.

2014

  • Espinoza, E., DuPont, A. & Valdés, A. 2014. Molecular data reveal an undescribed cryptic species of Costasiella Pruvot-Fol, 1951 (Euthyneura: Sacoglossa) in the Bahamas. American Malacological Bulletin 32: 173-182 doi:10.4003/006.032.0208
  • De Oliveira Saad, L., Magenta Cunha, C., Delevati Colpo. K., Valdés, A. 2014. It’s not what it looks like: Molecular data fails to substantiate morphological differences in two sea hares (Mollusca, Heterobranchia, Aplysiidae) from southern Brazil. Helgoland Marine Research doi:10.1007/s10152-014-0408-1
  • Cooke, S., Hanson, D., Hirano, Y., Ornelas-Gatdula, E., Gosliner, T. M., Chernyshev, A. & Valdés, A. 2014. Cryptic diversity of Melanochlamys sea slugs (Gastropoda, Aglajidae) in the North Pacific. Zoologica Scripta 43: 351-369 doi:10.1111/zsc.12063
  • Churchill, C., Valdés, A., & Ó Foighil, D. 2014. Molecular and morphological systematics of neustonic nudibranchs (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Glaucidae, Glaucus) with descriptions of three new cryptic species. Invertebrate Systematics 28: 174–195 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/IS13038
  • Churchill, C., Valdés, A., & Ó Foighil, D. 2014. Afro-Eurasia and the Americas present barriers to gene flow for the cosmopolitan neustonic nudibranch Glaucus atlanticus. Marine Biology 161: 899–910 doi:10.1007/s00227-014-2389-7
  • Carmona, L., Lei, B.R., Pola, M., Gosliner, T.M., Valdés, A. & Cervera, J.L. 2014. Untangling the Spurilla neapolitana (Delle Chiaje, 1841) species complex: A review of the genus Spurilla Bergh, 1864 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia: Aeolidiidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 170: 132–15 doi: 10.1111/zoj.12098
  • Camacho-García, Y.E, Ornelas-Gatdula, E. Gosliner, T.M. & Valdés, A. 2014. Phylogeny of the family Aglajidae (Pilsbry, 1895) (Opisthobranchia: Cephalaspidea) inferred from mtDNA and nDNA. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 71: 113-126 doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2013.11.010
  • Santander, M. & Valdés, A. 2014. Genetic structure of Polycera alabe and P. atra (Mollusca: Opistobranchia: Nudibranchia) in the Pacific coast of North America. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 112: 176-184
    doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3160/0038-3872-112.3.176

2013

  • Valdés, A., Alexander, J., Crocetta, F., Yokeş, M.B., Giacobbe, S., Poursanidis, D., Zenetos, A., Cervera, J.L., Caballer, M., Galil, B.S., Schembri, P.J. 2013. The origin and dispersal pathway of the spotted sea hare Aplysia dactylomela (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) in the Mediterranean Sea. Aquatic Invasions 8: 427–436 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3391/ai.2013.8.4.06
  • Hanson, D., Hirano, Y. & Valdés, A. 2013. Population genetics of Haminoea (Haloa) japonica Pilsbry, 1895, a widespread non-native sea slug (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) in North America and Europe. Biological Invasions 15: 395-406. doi:10.1007/s10530-012-0294-x
  • Goddard, J.H.R., Schaefer, M.C., Hoover, C. & Valdés, A. 2013. The regional extinction of a conspicuous dorid nudibranch (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in California. Marine Biology 160: 1497-1510. doi:10.1007/s00227-013-2204-x
  • Crocetta, F., Macali, A., Furfaro, G., Cooke, S., Villani, G. & Valdés, A. 2013. Alien molluscan species established along the Italian shores: an update, with discussions on some Mediterranean “alien species” categories. ZooKeys 277: 91-108. doi:10.3897/zookeys.277.4362
  • Alexander, J. & Valdés, A. 2013. The ring doesn’t mean a thing: Molecular data suggests a new taxonomy for two Pacific species of sea hares (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia, Aplysiidae). Pacific Science 67: 283-294. doi:10.2984/67.2.10
  • Goodheart, J. & Valdés, A. 2013. Re-evaluation of the Doriopsilla areolata Bergh, 1880 (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia) subspecies complex in the eastern Atlantic Ocean and its relationship to South African Doriopsilla miniata (Alder & Hancock, 1864) based on molecular data. Marine Biodiversity 43: 113-120. doi:10.1007/s12526-012-0136-1
  • Gonzalez, L., Hanson, D. & Valdés, A. 2013. Molecular divergence between two sympatric species of Dondice (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) with distinct feeding specializations. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 93: 1887-1893. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315413000465
  • Valdés, A., Ornelas-Gatdula, E. & DuPont, A. 2013. Color pattern variation in a shallow water species of opisthobranch mollusk. Biological Bulletin 224: 35-46. http://www.biolbull.org/content/224/1/35.abstract
  • Churchill, C., Alejandrino, A., Valdés, A., & Ó Foighil, D. 2013. Parallel changes in genital morphology delineate cryptic diversification in planktonic nudibranchs. Proceedings of the Royal Society Biological Sciences 280: 1765 20131224. doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1224
  • Espinoza, E., DuPont, A. & Valdés, A. 2013. A tropical Atlantic species of Melibe Rang, 1829 (Mollusca, Nudibranchia, Tethyiidae). ZooKeys 316: 55-66. doi:10.3897/zookeys.316.5452
  • Valdés, A., Blanchard, L. & Marti, W. 2013. Caught naked: First report a nudibranch sea slug attacked by a cone snail. American Malacological Bulletin 31: 337-338. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.4003/006.031.0213
  • Hanson, D., Cooke, S., Hirano, Y., Malaquias, M.A.E., Crocetta, F. & Valdés, A. 2013. Slipping through the cracks: The taxonomic impediment conceals the origin and dispersal of Haminoea japonica, an invasive species with impacts to human health. PLoS ONE 8(10): e77457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077457

2012

  • Ornelas-Gatdula, E. & Valdés, A. 2012. Two cryptic and sympatric species of Philinopsis (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia, Cephalaspidea) in the Bahamas distinguished using molecular and anatomical data. Journal of Molluscan Studies 78: 313-320. doi:10.1093/mollus/eys022
  • Ortigosa, D. & Valdés, A. 2012. A new species of Felimare (formerly Mexichromis) (Mollusca: Opisthobranchia: Chromodorididae) from the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. The Nautilus 126: 98-104.
  • Ornelas-Gatdula, E., Camacho-García, Y., Schrödl, M., Padula, V., Hooker, Y., Gosliner, T.M., & Valdés, A. 2012. Molecular systematics of the “Navanax aenigmaticus” species complex (Mollusca, Opisthobranchia): Coming full circle. Zoologica Scripta 41: 374-385. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00538.x
  • Valdés, A., Moran, A.L., & Woods, H.A. 2012. Revision of several poorly known Antarctic aeolid nudibranch species (Mollusca, Gastropoda) with the description of a new species. Journal of the Marine Biology Association of the United Kingdom 92: 1161-1174. doi:10.1017/S0025315411000348
  • Padula, V. & Valdés, A. 2012. Phylogeny and biogeography of Paradoris (Nudibranchia, Discodorididae), with the description of a new species from the Caribbean Sea. The Veliger 51: 165-176.

2011

  • Valdés, A., Gatdula, U., Sheridan, N., & Herrera, J. 2011. Multi-dataset revision of two uncommon species of Chromodorididae (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) from the Gulf of Mexico with the description of a new taxon. American Malacological Bulletin 29: 51-62. doi:10.4003/006.029.0218
  • Báez, D.P., Ardila, N., Valdés, A. & Acero, A.P. 2011. Taxonomy and phylogeny of Armina (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia: Arminidae) from the Atlantic and eastern Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom.doi:10.1017/S0025315410002109
  • Price, R.M., Gosliner, T.M., & Valdés, A. 2011. Systematics and phylogeny of Philine (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia), with emphasis on the Philine aperta species complex. The Veliger 51: 1-58.
  • Stout, C.C., Wilson, N.G., & Valdés, A. 2011. A new species of deep-sea Dendronotus Alder & Hancock, 1845 (Mollusca: Nudibranchia) from California, with an expanded phylogeny of the genus. Invertebrate Systematics 25: 60-69. doi:10.1071/IS10027
  • Ornelas-Gatdula, E., DuPont, A., & Valdés, A. 2011. The tail tells the tale: Taxonomy and biogeography of some Atlantic Chelidonura (Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea: Aglajidae) inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial gene data. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 163: 1077-1095 doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2011.00749.x

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