Leopoldo Moro

Leopoldo Moro
Gobierno de Canarias, ESPAÑA · Servicio de Biodiversidad

PhD Biological Sciences

About

225
Publications
75,643
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
1,181
Citations

Publications

Publications (225)
Article
Full-text available
A second Atlantic species of the genus Noumeaella Risbec, 1937, collected on the shallow rocky coast of the Cabo Verde Islands, is described and discussed. The new species is dedicated to the council of Oviedo and its capital, in whose university the first author studied and developed his activity of teacher and researcher
Article
Full-text available
A new species of the genus Runcina Forbes & Hanley, 1851, collected in Tenerife, Canary Islands, with the property of changing the color of the mantle, from black to cranberry violet, is described and discussed. The new species is dedicated to a mining Council of Asturias within the program One species, one Council, whose objective is to give them...
Article
Full-text available
From the study of specimens collected alive in seabeds near their type localities Arinaga (Gran Canaria) and Punta Papagayo (Lanzarote), data on the internal anatomy of Prunum javi and Volvarina lorenzoi are provided, in addition to the coloration of the live animal.
Article
Full-text available
Description of a new species of Paradoris Bergh, 1884 collected under the rocks of the tidal zone of the island of Sal, Cape Verde, providing photographs of the animal alive and its internal anatomy, labial armature and radula. The labial armature and radula of the Paradoris inversa Ortea, 1995 holotype, is also figured.
Article
Full-text available
Mourgona murca Marcus & Marcus, 1970, is redescribed from specimens collected in Costa Rica and Martinique, by autonomous diving, on rocky seabeds with algae, providing photographs of the living animals and data on their internal anatomy, such as the radula and the penial stylet.
Article
Full-text available
Description of a new species of Jenseneria Ortea & Moro, 2015 collected in rocky seabeds with algal cover in Puerto Morelos, Mexico, providing photographs of the living animal in the natural habitat (Udotea sp.) and of its external and internal anatomy.
Article
Full-text available
Description of a new species of Goniodoris Forbes & Goodsir, 1839 collected in port environments of the islands of Sal and Santiago, Cape Verde, providing photographs of live animals in their habitat, spawn and of their internal anatomy, labial cuticle, radule, and reproductive system.
Article
Full-text available
A new species of the genus Rissoella J. E. Gray, 1847, collected in Órzola, north coast of Lanzarote, Canary Island, is described, providing data on the colour of the living animal, the architecture of its shell and internal anatomy.
Article
Full-text available
Description of a new species of Paradoris Bergh, 1884 collected in the tidal area of the Sal Island, Cabo Verde Archipelago, providing photographs of the living animals in their habitat and their internal anatomy, labial cuticle and radula
Article
Full-text available
A new species of Parvioris Waren, 1981 (Eulimidae) collected in the walls of underwater caves and other rocky environments of the islands of Sal and Santiago, Cape Verde archipelago, between 5 and 40 m deep, providing illustrations of live animals, shells, operculum and male reproductive system.
Article
Full-text available
A new species of the genus Rissoella J. E. Gray, 1847 collected in the nord coast of Fuerteventura, Canary Island, is described, providing data on the colour of the living animal, the architecture of its shell and internal anatomy.
Article
Full-text available
The systematics and distribution of the order Polycladida within the Macaronesian archipelagos are analysed. New species (Marcusia alba sp. nov., Prostheceraeus crisostomum sp. nov., Parviplana sodade sp. nov., Euplana claridade sp. nov., Stylochus salis sp. nov. and Distylochus fundae sp. nov.), new variety (Pseudoceros rawlinsonae var. galaxy), n...
Article
Full-text available
From specimens collected on rocky bottoms between 0-5 m depth in the islands of Sal and Sao Vicente, Taringa fanabensis Ortea & Martínez, 1992 is cited for the first time in the islands of Cape Verde, providing data on its external anatomy and interna, discussing its synonymy with Doris millegrana Alder & Hancock, 1945. The controversial synonyms o...
Article
Full-text available
Estudio observacional sobre la llegada y el estado actual de las poblaciones del cangrejo decápodo pantropical Cronius ruber (Lamarck, 1818) en la isla de Tenerife. Se trata de una especie de la familia Portunidae, cuyos primeros registros publicados en Canarias se producen en el año 2017, siendo citada por primera vez en el litoral de Tenerife en...
Article
Full-text available
Specimens of Marginella verdensis E. A. Smith, 1875, collected alive on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde, are anatomically studied and it is concluded that they are of a valid species from Mirpurina Ortea, Moro & Espinosa, 2019.
Article
Full-text available
From specimens collected in Sâo Tiago (Cape Verde Islands) a new species of Gastropteridae (Mollusca: Cephalaspidea) that lives buried in the sandy bottoms is described, for which a new genus is proposed, and its morphological differences with the rest of the Atlantic Mediterranean species are discussed.
Article
Full-text available
A specimen of Marginella mediocincta E. A. Smith, 1875, collected live on the island of Santiago, Cape Verde, is anatomically studied and it is concluded that it is a valid species of Mirpurina Ortea, Moro & Espinosa, 2019.
Article
Full-text available
A new species of the genus Tritonia Cuvier, 1798, from Cape Verde deep-water, with a yellow body and blue-coloured head and gills, is described. The architecture of the jaws and radule, in addition to the shape of the penis, are included in the description.
Article
Full-text available
Seven new species of the Order Runcinacea collected on the island of Sao Vicente, Cape Verde Islands, are described and discussed, three of the genus Fofinha Moro & Ortea, 2015 (Family Ilbidae Burn, 1963) and four of the genus Edmundsina Ortea, 2013, family Runcinidae H. & A. Adams, 1854.
Article
Full-text available
Fourteen species of marine invertebrates are recorded for the first time for the the Canary and Cabo Verde archipelagos: four jellyfish, a nemertean, an equiurid, four mollusks, a crustacean, a mite, an echinoderm and a salpa. All of them include illustrations of the live specimens and information on the localities where they have been observed.
Article
Full-text available
From the study of the specimens collected in the islands of Cape Verde and the Canary Islands from 1985 to the present, which had been provisionally determined as Cylindrobulla and / or Ascobulla spp., It is concluded that the only species present in both archipelagos is Ascobulla ulla ( Marcus, 1970), which is recorded for the first time in the ea...
Article
Full-text available
A new species of the genus Runcina Forbes & Hanley, 1895, from the Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, is described.
Article
Full-text available
Se nos ha señalado que el nombre Gibberula cristinae Ortea & Moro, 2020 no estaba disponible para la especie de Cystiscidae recientemente descrita de las islas Canarias (ORTEA & MORO, 2020), estando el nombre ocupado por Gibberula cristinae Tisselli, Agamennone & Giunchi, 2009. Esta última, de la región italiana de Calabria, está bien definida y es...
Article
Full-text available
Janolus faustoi Llera & Ortea, 1988, originally described in the Canary Islands, and Antiopella mucloc Marcus, 1958, from Brazil, are recorded for the first time in the Cabo Verde Islands. In addition, the rhinophores of three Atlantic species of Janolus Bergh, 1898 are illustrated and it is proposed to reestablish Janolus costacubensis Ortea & Esp...
Article
Full-text available
A new species of Granulina Jousseaume, 1888, of 2’5 mm in length of the shell, is described based on 11 specimens collected alive in rocky bottoms at 21 m depth in Tarrafal, Santiago, illustrating the striking coloration of the live animals and their low variability, in addition to the shell, which compares with that of two other congener species i...
Article
Full-text available
A unique aeolidacean from Cape Verde Islands, whose diet on zoantarios (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) relates it to Baeolidia palythoae Gosliner, 1985, of the coast of South Africa, is described as a new species of Aeolidiopsis Pruvot-Fol, 1956, without Atlantic representatives, at the same time a new genus and a new family are proposed to relocate it in the...
Article
Full-text available
From collections made on the islands of Sal, Santiago and Sao Vicente (Cape Verde Islands) the shells, live animals and anatomy of the specimens associated in the literature to the species Plesiocystiscus bubistae (Fernades, 1987) are studied in detail, proposing the description of two new species of Plesiocystiscus Coovert & Coovert, 1995.
Article
Full-text available
Six new species of marine snails of the genus Gibberula Swainson, 1840, naming them in recognition of the work carried out by the RedPROMAR project of the Government of the Canary Islands, through Citizen Science. One of the new species is from the caves of Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Tenerife, and the remaining five from Gran Canaria. All of them...
Article
Full-text available
A new species of Oxynoe Rafinesque, 1815 (Mollusca: Sacoglossa) from the Cape Verde Islands is described, and the identity of their congeners in the Macaronesia are discussed.
Article
Full-text available
Three aeolidaceans collected in Cabo Verde Islands that present the digestive gland inside red ceratas (aeolirrojos) are studied, two of them are cited for the first time in the archipelago, Berghia marcusi Domínguez, Troncoso & García, 2008 registered so far for Jamaica and Brazil and Piseinotecus soussi Tamsouri, Carmona, Moukrim & Cervera, 2014,...
Article
Full-text available
Using live animals of different species of the Gibberula genus, some known and others not, Cape Verdean schoolchildren from the island of Sal are explained about the richness of their marine biodiversity and are invited to participate in the description of a new species proposing its specific epithet .
Article
Full-text available
Biodiversity conservation requires efficient methods to be integrated into environmental management planning. The Key Biodiversity Area (KBA) approach has been recently developed for identifying sites of greatest conservation importance. They are regarded as priorities for management intervention and for identifying investment priorities. While the...
Article
Full-text available
In this work we reproduce, in enlarged form, the catalog prepared for the presentation of a photographic exhibition about the sea slugs of Cabo Verde Archipelago, at Sal island, sponsored by the Mirpuri Foundation. In the original document that was used as a catalog was illustrated 44 species originally described in this islands.
Article
Full-text available
Seven species of marine slugs (Nudibranchia) are recorded for the first time on the islands of Cape Verde: Onchidoris perlucea, Aegires sublaevis, Tambja divae, Diaulula punctifera, Geitodoris bacalladoi, Geitodoris perfossa and Eubranchus vascoi. Additionally, new data are provided on three very distinctive species that are collected for the secon...
Article
Full-text available
More than 100 specimens collected alive in different localities around the island of Sal are studied, whose shells are related to the literature citations of Volvarina cernita (Locard, 1897), with type locality in Sao Vicente and it is concluded that none of them it is the true V. cernita. Its dissection reveals the presence of a new taxon of the g...
Article
Full-text available
Three new species of the genus Mirpurina Ortea, Moro & Espinosa, 2019, from the Sal Island, Cabo Verde archipelago, colleting in Mirpuri Expedition 2019, are described and discussed.
Article
Full-text available
Two new species of the genus Favartia Jousseaume, 1880 (Mollusca: Neogastropoda: Muricidae), from the Sal Island, Cabo Verde Archipelago, are described.
Article
Full-text available
For almost a century, Parazoanthus axinellae (Schmidt, 1862) has been studied in the Western Mediterranean basin and the Adriatic Sea. Although this is a very common species, one that has been widely recorded in many papers focusing on benthic ecology, its taxonomy has never been properly resolved. From our point of view, several taxa have been err...
Article
Full-text available
The nudibranchs, Polycerella emertoni, Okenia mediterránea, Eubranchus capellini, Millereolidia creuzbergi, Embletonia pulchra and one sacoglossan, Ercolania siotti, are recorded for first time in the Canary Islands
Article
Full-text available
From live specimens collected in the Bay of Murdeira, Sal (Cape Verde Islands), type locality of Gibberula rolani, photographs of their live animals and their variability are published for the first time, new data are provided about their shell and his radula are described. The possibility of its synonymy with Gibberula secreta Monterosato, 1889 is...
Article
Full-text available
A new species of the genus Favartia Jousseaume, 1880 (Mollusca: Neogastropoda: Muricidae) from Sao Vicente Island, Cabo Verde, is described.
Article
Full-text available
A new species of Granulina Jousseaume, 1888, of 2’4 mm oh Shell length, is described from 6 specimens collected alive in the tidal zone of El Cotillo, Fuerteventura (Canary Islands), illustrating the variability of coloration of the animals, which are compared with the other two congeneric species of the archipelago: Granulina guancha (d’Orbigny, 1...
Article
Full-text available
From the conchiological and anatomical study of more than 200 specimens of “Volvarina taeniata”, collected alive in the intertidal and shallow waters around the island of Sal, it`s concluded that this species is not found on the island and is described as a new species, providing data about the shells, live animals between 3 and 12 mm, duct and gla...
Article
Full-text available
A new species of Volvarina Hinds, 1844, collected in Fontona, Sal Island, type locality of V. boyeri Moreno & Burnay, 1999, name with which it is erroneously illustrated in different websites, is described. Data from the shell of adults and juveniles, live animals and internal anatomy are provided
Article
Full-text available
A new species of Volvarina Hinds, 1844, collected in Baia das Gatas, Sao Vicente, erroneously determined as Volvarina taeniata (Sowerby, 1846) by Moreno & Burnay (1999), is described. Data from the shell, coloration of live animals and internal anatomy is provided.
Article
In this study the presence, distribution and density of several species of Scleractinia corals introduced in the Canary Islands and settled in artificial substrata (marina pontoons and port docks) of the Santa Cruz de Tenerife harbor were studied. Tubastraea spp. and Oculina patagonica densities in such locations were assessed owing to their potent...
Chapter
The Lanzarote and Chinijo Islands UNESCO Global Geopark hosts one of the most extensive and diverse volcanic anchialine ecosystems in the world, consisting of water bodies with marine origin that penetrated inland through coastal crevicular systems. Marine infiltration is facilitated by the low rainfall and the permeability of the coastal terrains....
Article
Full-text available
Three species of marine slugs are recorded for the first time in the Cabo Verde islands Bermudella polycerelloides, Diaphorodoris papillata y Cuthona fidenciae (Nudibranchia) and a, new information is provided about Cuthona herrerai, Flabellina ilidio and Pseinotecus gaditanus. In addition, a Caribbean species, Cuthona luciae is sinonimized with C....
Article
Full-text available
A new species of the genus Camachoaglaja is described from the island of Sal (archipelago of Cabo Verde), characterized by its greenish coloration and by the morphology of its internal shell.
Article
Full-text available
From material collected in different islands and habitats of the canarian archipelago is accepted the presence of Gibberula epigrus (Reeve, 1865) in the Canary Islands, where it had already been previously mentioned without providing information on coloration of live animal. In addition, two new species are described, one from the island of El Hier...
Article
Full-text available
A new species of “blue” Chromodorididae is described from the Cape Verde islands, masked with Chromodoris françoise Bouchet, 1980, off the coast of Senegal.
Article
Full-text available
Thirteen species of marine invertebrates are recorded in the Canary archipelago for the first time: two hydrozoans, three isopods, two bryozoans, four sea squirts, one pyro-so mid and one salp. In addition, new data from other invertebrate species for which there is little information in the Canaries are provided. All of them include illustrations...
Article
Full-text available
Eight species of marine slugs are recorded for the first time in the Cabo Verde islands: Notodiaphana atlantica (Cefalaspidea), Aplysia brasiliana (Anaspidea), Doris bertheloti, Taringa bacalladoi, Babakina anadoni and Phidiana lynceus (Nudibranchia), in addition to the Sacoglosos Aplysiopsis formosa and Callyphilla mediterraea, new information is...
Article
Full-text available
Two new species of the genus Gibberula Swainson, 1849, with crystalline shell, collected in Baía das Gatas, Sao Vicente (Cape Verde Islands) are described. In addition, these are compared with the only species of the genus in the archipelago with that characteristic, Gibberula rauli Fernandes, 1987 collected in the port of Mindelo, Sao Vicente. Pho...
Article
Full-text available
On the basis of the confirmation of the presence of Gibberula secreta Monterosato, 1889 in the Canary Islands and to study its internal anatomy and the variability of the shell in the different islands, a new species of the genus Gibberula Swainson, 1840 (Cystiscidae) is described, found in cave environment, related to it, illustrating the shells,...
Article
Full-text available
New anatomical data about two species of the genus Elysia Risso, 1818 are provided, collected live during a small trip carried out in January 2015 on the island of Sal, Cabo Verde Islands; one of them, Elysia cauze Marcus, 1957, previously cited in the archipelago.
Article
Full-text available
Tritonia pallescens Eliot, 1906 is collected in Cabo Verde Islands for the first time since its original description, where also nine species of heterobrans molluscs are recorded: Odontoglaja sabadiega (Cephalaspidea), Pleurobranchus crossei (Pleurobranchomorpha), Rostaga crocea, Doto floridicola, Doto escatllari, Limenandra nodosa, Favorinus vitre...
Article
Full-text available
Two new species of the genus Nannodiella Dall, 1919 (family Clathurellidae), from Cuba, are described. N. vespu-ciana (d'Orbigny, 1842) and N. melanitica (Dall & Simpson, 1901) are confirmed from the Cuban fauna.
Article
Full-text available
The ectoproct Barentsia discreta (Busk, 1886) is first recorded for the canarian archipelago. The studied material was extracted from the fouling community attached to the submerge structures of a pontoon in the marina of the Puerto de Santa Cruz de Tenerife. This species has a cosmopolitan distribution and it has been previously reported in the Ma...
Article
Full-text available
Three different species of the genus Lapinura Marcus & Marcus, 1970 are separated from exemplars collected in the islands of Cape Verde and the continental and insular Caribbean. One of it is associated with Lapinura divae Marcus, 1963, type species of the genus, and the other two are described as new: L. josemeloi, from the islands of Cape Verde,...
Article
Full-text available
From one specimen of Bullina terracota collected alive, data on the anatomy of the living animal are provided for the first time, witch support placing it in a new genus.
Article
Full-text available
Fourteen species of marine invertebrates are recorded in the Canary archipelago for the first time: three scyphozoa, three polychaetes, two copepods, one decapod and five ascidians. All of them include illustrations of the live specimens and information about the collection locations.
Article
Full-text available
Avicennia | Volumen 21| 2017 35 Sobre algunas babosas marinas (Sacoglossa y Cephalaspidea) colectadas en las expediciones del proyecto Galápagos, Patrimonio de la Humanidad (1990-91). Resumen: A partir del material colectado en las islas Galápagos durante las expediciones organizadas en 1990 y 1991 por el Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Tenerife, se...
Article
Full-text available
An article on the biodiversity of Sal island, in the Cape Verde archipelago, covering from coastal and marine life to terrestrial flora and vegetation, birds and reptiles, with an introduction to local landscape, scenery, geography and geology. Published in Makaronesia (bulletin).
Article
Full-text available
The occurrence of two non-native sclerantinians of the genus Tubastraea and Oculina has been recorded for the first time in the Canary Islands. The distribution of Tubastraea is essentially tropical and its presence in the Canary Islands represents the northern-most record of the species in the Eastern Atlantic, breaking into a subtropical area. Fo...
Article
Full-text available
Two nudibranchs, Corambe testudinaria H. Fischer, 1889 and Flabellina rubromaxilla Edmunds, 2015, and one sacoglossan, Elysia viridis (Montagu, 1804), are recorded for first time in theAtlantic coasts of Morocco and Sahara. In addition, a list of the species of slugs collected south of Temara is provided.
Article
Full-text available
Two new species of the genus Gibberula Swainson, 1840 (Cystiscidae), found in the Canary island, are described, illustrating live animals of them and their rachidean tooth.
Article
Full-text available
The distribution of Polycerella emertoni Verrill, 1880 is discussed and an illustrated description of its external anatomy is made from specimens from both Atlantic shores, including those collected for the first time in the Algarve, Portugal. Data are also provided on the presence of the genus Amathia Lamouroux, 1812 in the Canary Islands, from wh...
Article
Full-text available
Coastal lagoons are environments that are expected to be simple and homogeneous. However, by the contrary, they show a high habitat heterogeneity and develop complex and well-structured communities.An example is the biocoenosis constituted by the biogenic species Valonia aegagropila C. Agardh which conforms balls or “pellets” colonized by a high nu...
Article
Full-text available
Pleurobranchus lowei Watson, 1897 is a pleurobranchid gastropod that was described from Madeira Island and afterwards recorded in the Canary Islands. Its original description was not very detailed, perhaps because it was based on two empty shells, one of them broken. The validity and the taxonomic status of P. lowei have been discussed by different...
Article
Full-text available
Description of a new species of dorid collected in the caves of María La Gorda, Guanahacabibes, Cuba and the first record for the Greater Antilles of five species common in the Caribbean Sea that we had never quoted formally in the archipelago, despite be frequent.
Article
Full-text available
Two new species of the genera Bactrocythara Woodring, 1928 and Agathotoma Coosman, 1899, from Cuba and Guadelooupe, are described.
Article
Full-text available
The description of the live animals of Erato prayensis Rochebrune, 1881, is carried out from adult and juvenile specimens collected on the islands of Sal and Sao Vicente, from tidal zone to 45 m depth, recovering the original name of this species.
Article
Full-text available
An anatomical study accompanied by photographic illustrations of live animals of Doris atypica (Eliot, 1906), originally described in the Cape Verde Islands, is conducted, and new records of three nudibranchs and one sacoglossus are presented.
Article
Full-text available
The main focus of this study is the biodiversity of the order Polycladida in the Canary Islands, archipelago belonging to Macaronesia and to the Mediterranean basin hot spot region. Polycladida is a cosmopolitan order with some species distributed worldwide; but it also is comprised of endemic species. Here, 19 polyclad species are revised and dete...
Article
Full-text available
The main focus of this study is the biodiversity of the order Polycladida in the Canary Islands, archipelago belonging to Macaronesia and to the Mediterranean basin hot spot region. Polycladida is a cosmopolitan order with some species distributed worldwide; but it also is comprised of endemic species. Here, 19 polyclad species are revised and dete...
Article
Full-text available
Six new species of the genus Polystira Woodring, 1928, one from Martinique, and five from the Caribbean Sea of Cuba, are described.
Article
Full-text available
Una parada en la Macaronesia (I) 65 64 PREÁMBULO Y BOSQUEJO HISTÓRICO ues sí, permítasenos comenzar con un regalo marino, una oferta infi nita del océano Atlántico que los insulares co-nocemos muy bien y que siempre ha estado y estará disponible, formando parte de nues-tra historia y la de toda la humanidad: la sal. Este oro blanco, o rosado, prese...
Article
Full-text available
23 species of sea slugs are cited for the first time at the Canary Islands (8 Cephalaspidea, 1 Anaspidea, 13 Nudibranchia and 1 Sacoglossa) Also two at Cabo Verde (1 Runcinacea and 1 Nudibranchia).Moreover new anatomical data has been provided and 23 taxa erroneously cited in the Canary Islands are disowned.