Recent Publications

In press

  • Ekimova, I., Valdés, A., Chichvarkhin, A., Antokhina, T., Lindsay, T., Schepetov, D. In press. Diet-driven ecological radiation and allopatric speciation result in high species diversity in a temperate-cold water marine genus Dendronotus (Gastropoda: Nudibranchia). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106609

2019

  • Golestani, H., Crocetta, F., Padula, V., Camacho-García, Y., Langeneck, J., Poursanidis, D., Pola, M., Yokeş, M.B., Cervera, J.L., Jung, D.-W., Gosliner, T.M., Araya, J.F., Hooker, Y., Schrödl, M., & Valdés, A. 2019. The little Aplysia coming of age: from one species to a complex of species complexes in Aplysia parvula (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlz028
  • King, C-J., Ellingson, R.A., Goddard, J.H.R., Johnson, R.F., Valdés, A. 2019. Range expansion or range shift? Population genetics and historic range data analyses of the predatory benthic sea slug Phidiana hiltoni (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia). Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 118: 1–20
  • https://scholar.oxy.edu/scas/vol118/iss1/1/
  • Valdés, A. 2019. Northeast Pacific benthic shelled sea slugs. Zoosymposia 13: 242–304 http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zoosymposia.13.1.21

2018

  • Valdés, A., Lundsten, L., & Wilson, N.G. 2018. Five new deep-sea species of nudibranchs (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Cladobranchia) from the Northeast Pacific.Zootaxa 4526: 401–433 https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4526.4.1
  • Bazzicalupo, E., Crocetta, F., Estores-Pacheco, K., Golestani, H., Bazairi, H., Giacobbe, S., Jaklin, A., Poursanidis, D., Chandran, S., Cervera Currado, J. L., & Valdés, A. 2018. Population genetics of Bursatella leachii (De Blainville, 1817) and implications for the origin of the Mediterranean population. Helgoland Marine Research 72: 19 doi:https://doi.org/10.1186/s10152-018-0521-7
  • Gosliner, T.M., Valdés, A., & Behrens, D.W. 2018. Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification - Indo-Pacific, Second Edition. New World Publications, Jacksonville, FL, 451 pp.
  • Krug, P.J., Wong, N.L.W.S., Medina, M., Gosliner, T.M., & Valdés, A. 2018. Cryptic speciation yields remarkable mimics: a new genus of sea slugs that masquerade as toxic algae (Caulerpa spp.). Zoologica Scripta https://doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12310
  • Medrano, S., Krug, P.J., Gosliner, T.M., Kumar, A.B., & Valdés, A. 2018. Systematics of Polybranchia Pease, 1860 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Sacoglossa) based on molecular and morphological data. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zly050
  • Krug, P.J., Berriman, J.S., & Valdés, A. 2018. Phylogenetic systematics of the shelled sea slug genus Oxynoe Rafinesque, 1814 (Heterobranchia: Sacoglossa), with integrative descriptions of seven new species. Invertebrate Systematics 32: 950-1003 doi:https://doi.org/10.1071/IS17080
  • Merlo, E.M., Milligan, K.A., Sheets, N.B., Neufeld, C.J., Eastham, T.M., Estores-Pacheco, K.A.L., Steinke, D., Hebert, P,D.N., Valdés, A., & Wyeth, R.C. 2018. Range extension for the region of sympatry between the nudibranchs Hermissenda opalescens and Hermissenda crassicornis in the Northeastern Pacific. FACETS 3: 764-776 doi:10.1139/facets-2017-0060
  • Berriman, J.S., Ellingson, R.A., Awbrey, J.D., Rico, D.M., Valdés, A., Wilson, N.G., Aguilar, A., Herbert, D.G., Hirano, Y.M., Trowbridge, C.D., Krug, P.J. 2018. A biting commentary: Integrating tooth characters with molecular data doubles known species diversity in a lineage of sea slugs that consume “killer algae.” Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 126: 356-370 doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2018.02.027

2017

  • Valdés, A., Breslau, E., Padula, V., Schrödl, M., Camacho, Y., Malaquias, M., Alexander, J., Bottomley, M., Vital, X., Hooker, Y. & Gosliner, T.M. 2017. Molecular and morphological systematics of Dolabrifera Gray, 1847 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Heterobranchia, Aplysiomorpha). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx099
  • McCarthy, J.B., Krug, P.K., & Valdés, A. 2017. Integrative systematics of Placida cremoniana (Trinchese, 1892) (Gastropoda, Heterobrachia, Sacoglossa) reveals multiple pseudocryptic species. Marine Biodiversitydoi:10.1007/s12526-017-0812-2
  • Goodheart, J., Bazinet, A.L., Valdés, A., Collins, A.G., & Cummings, M. 2017. Prey preference follows phylogeny: Evolutionary dietary patterns within the marine gastropod group Cladobranchia (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Nudibranchia). BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:221 doi:10.1186/s12862-017-1066-0
  • Hoover, C.A., Padula, V., Schrödl, M., Hooker, Y. & Valdés, A. 2017. Integrative taxonomy of the Felimare californiensis and Felimare ghiselini species complex (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia) and description of a new species from Peru. Journal of Molluscan Studies 83: 461-475 doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/eyx035
  • Valdés, A., Gosliner, T.M. & Warén, A. 2017. A new species of Parvaplustrum Powell, 1951 (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia: Aplustridae) from the northeastern Pacific. The Nautilus 131: 97–100.
  • Uribe, R., Sepúlveda, F., Goddard, J.H.R. & Valdés, A. 2017. Integrative systematics of the genus Limacia O. F. Müller, 1781 (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Nudibranchia, Polyceridae) in the Eastern Pacific. Marine Biodiversity doi:10.1007/s12526-017-0676-5
  • Garabedian, K., Malaquias, M.A.E., Crocetta, F., Zenetos, A., Kavadas, S., & Valdés, A. 2017. Haminoea orteai Talavera, Murillo and Templado, 1987 (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea), a widespread species in the Mediterranean and northeastern Atlantic. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 58: 107-113 doi:10.21411/CBM.A.19015AD4
  • Breslau, E., Valdés, A. & Chichvarkhin, A. 2017. A new cryptic species of Melanochlamys (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea) from the Northwestern Pacific. American Malacological Bulletin 34: 103-108 doi: 10.4003/006.034.0206

2016

  • Ekimova, I., Valdés, A., Schepetov, D., Chichvarkhin, A. 2016. Was Gordon Robilliard right? Integrative systematics suggests that Dendronotus diversicolor Robilliard, 1970 is a valid species. Canadian Journal of Zoology 94: 793-799 doi:10.1139/cjz-2016-0096
  • Lindsay, T., Kelly, J., Chichvarkhin, A., Craig, S., Kajihara, H., Mackie, J & Valdés, A. 2016. Changing spots: pseudocryptic speciation in the North Pacific dorid nudibranch Diaulula sandiegensis (Cooper, 1862) (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia). Journal of Molluscan Studies 82: 564-574 doi:10.1093/mollus/eyw026
  • Chichvarkhin, A.Y., Ekimova, I.A., Chalenko, K.P., Schepetov, D., Chichvarkhina, O.V. & Valdés. A. 2016. Placida babai (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Sacoglossa) from Russian waters of the Sea of Japan. Bulletin of the Russian Far East Malacological Society 20: 44–56.
  • Moustafa, A.Y., Golestani, H. & Valdés, A. 2016. A review of the genus Berthellina (Mollusca: Heterobranchia: Pleurobranchidae) in the Red Sea based on molecular and anatomical data. Marine Biodiversity doi:10.1007/s12526-016-0558-2
  • Krug, P.J., Vendetti, J.E. & Valdés, A. 2016. Molecular and morphological systematics of Elysia Risso (Heterobranchia: Sacoglossa) from the Caribbean region. Zootaxa 4148: 1-137 doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4148.1.1
  • Valdés, A., Cadien, D.B. & Gosliner, T.M. 2016. Philinidae, Laonidae and Philinorbidae (Cephaslaspidea: Philinoidea) from the Northeastern Pacific Ocean and the Beaufort Sea (Arctic Ocean). Zootaxa 4147: 501-537 doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4147.5.1
  • Goodheart, J.A., Ellingson, R.A., Vital, X.G., Galvão Filho, H., McCarthy, J.B., Medrano, S.M., Bhave, V.J., García-Méndez, K., Jiménez, L.M., López, G., Hoover, C.A., Awbrey, J.D., DeJesus, J.M., Gowacki, W., Krug, P.J. & Valdés, A. 2016. Identification guide to the heterobranch sea slugs (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Bocas del Toro, Panama. Marine Biodiversity Records 9: 56 doi:10.1186/s41200-016-0048-z
  • Valdés, A., Medrano, S.M. & Bhave, V.J. 2016. A new species of Cuthona (Heterobranchia: Nudibranchia: Tergipedidae) from the Caribbean Sea. The Nautilus 130: 72–78.
  • Araya, J.F. & Valdés, A. 2016. Shallow water heterobranch sea slugs (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) from the Región de Atacama, northern Chile. PeerJ 4:e1963
  • Lindsay, T. & Valdés, A. 2016. The model organism Hermissenda crassicornis (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) is a species complex. PLoS ONE 11: e0154265 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154265
  • Valdés, A., Murillo, F.J., McCarthy, J.B. & Yedinak, N. 2016. New deep-water records and species of North Atlantic nudibranchs (Mollusca, Gastropoda: Heterobranchia) with the description of a new species. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 97: 303-319 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0025315416000394

2015

  • Valdés. A. & McLean, J.H. 2015. On two abyssal species of Scaphandridae G. O. Sars, 1878 (Gastropoda, Cephalaspidea) from the eastern Pacific. The Nautilus 129: 118-125.
  • Gosliner, T.M., Valdés, A. & Behrens, D.W. 2015. Nudibranch and Sea Slug Identification - Indo-Pacific. New World Publications, Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Krug, P.J., Vendetti, J.E., Ellingson, R.A., Trowbridge, C.D., Hirano, Y.M., Trathen, D.Y., Rodriguez, A.K., Swennen, C., Wilson, N.G., & Valdés, A. 2015. Species selection favors dispersive life histories in sea slugs but higher per-offspring investment drives shifts to short-lived larvae. Systematic Biology 64: 983-999 doi:10.1093/sysbio/syv046
  • Hulett, R.E., Mahguib, J., Gosliner, T.M. & Valdés, A. 2015. Molecular evaluation of the phylogenetic position of the enigmatic species Trivettea papalotla (Bertsch et al. 2009) (Mollusca, Nudibranchia). Invertebrate Systematics 29: 215-222 doi:10.1071/IS15002
  • Hoover, C. Lindsay, T., Goddard, J.H.R., & Valdés, A. 2015. Seeing double: Pseudocryptic diversity in the Doriopsilla albopunctata-Doriopsilla gemela species complex of the north-eastern Pacific. Zoologica Scripta 44: 612-631 doi:10.1111/zsc.12123
  • Goddard, J.H.R. & Valdés, A. 2015. Reviving a cold case: two northeastern Pacific dendrodorid nudibranchs reassessed (Gastropoda: Opisthobranchia). The Nautilus 129: 31-42.
  • Goodheart, J., Camacho-García, Y., Padula, V., Schrödl, M., Cervera, J.L., Gosliner, T.M. & Valdés, A. 2015. Systematics and biogeography of Pleurobranchus Cuvier, 1804, sea slugs (Heterobranchia: Nudipleura: Pleurobranchidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 174: 322-362 doi:10.1111/zoj.12237
  • Mahguib, J. & Valdés, A. 2015. Molecular investigation of the phylogenetic position of the polar nudibranch Doridoxa (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Heterobranchia). Polar Biology 38: 1369-1377 doi:10.1007/s00300-015-1700-5

2014

  • Behrens, D.W., Ornelas, E. & Valdés, A. 2014. Two new species of Velutinidae Gray, 1840, from the Northern Pacific with a preliminary molecular phylogeny of the family. The Nautilus 128: 114-121.
  • 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 68: 523-530 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: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: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: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: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

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