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Mollusca Research

Mollusca Research

Molluscs are the second most diverse group of animals and the one with higher number of species in the marine environment. They have a staggering diversity of body shapes, ecologies, and sizes from minute worm like animals living between sand grains, to clams and gastropods with flamboyant shells, mysterious giant squids and octopuses and of course the dazzling bright coloured nudibranchs. At the Natural History Museum of Bergen we research on various aspects of the morphology, diversity, systematics, phylogenetics, ecology, biogeography, and evolution of molluscs, using state of the art methods like DNA barcoding, molecular phylogenetics, and electron microscopy. Our geographic scope covers nearly the whole World with projects on the Norwegian Sea, West Africa, Caribbean Sea, Indo-Pacific Ocean and Antarctica.

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Unmasking Antarctic mollusc lineages: novel evidence from philinoid snails (Gastropoda: Cephalaspidea)

Recent articles on molluscs published by Museum researchers

News species of Antarctic molluscs and a new classification of Caudofoveata

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Sea slugs of Southern Norway: fieldtrip to Egersund (Rogaland)

Thirty-six species of sea slugs collected during a 5-days fieldtrip to Egersund (Rogaland, Norway)

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Dr Juan Moles

Dr Juan Moles from Harvard University visits the Museum

Joint collaboration between Harvard University and the Natural History Museum to study the tree of life of Cephalaspidea gastropods

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Jenny Neuhaus

New Master Student

Untangling the nudibranch species complex Jorunna tomentosa with a study on the diversity of sea slugs in Hordaland

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Cecilie Sørensen Master Student

New Master Student

The polymorphic nudibranch Polycera quadrilineata: one or more than one species?