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Table 1 Details on sampling localities and habitat description for Pontohedyle analysed in the present study

From: Barcoding against a paradox? Combined molecular species delineations reveal multiple cryptic lineages in elusive meiofaunal sea slugs

Field code Locality Water body GPS Depth Habitat remarks
BS-1* Sebastopol, Ukraine, Europe Black Sea - 8 m subtidal, coarse sand
MS-1 Cape Kamenjak, Istria, Croatia, Europe Mediterranean Sea N 44°46’04” E 13°54’58” 6-9 m subtidal, between rocks, exposed, coarse sand
MS-2 Rovinj, Istria, Croatia, Europe Mediterranean Sea N 45°07’05” E 13°36’58” 3-4 m subtidal, sand patches between rocks and sea grass, coarse sand
MS-3 Calvi, Corse, France, Europe Mediterranean Sea N 42°33’57” E 08°44’15” 22 m subtidal, sand patches between seagras, coarse sand/ shell grid
EA-1 MiaMia, Ghana, Africa Gulf of Guinea, East Atlantic Ocean N 04°47’46” W 02°10’06” 2-3 m subtidal, fine sand
WA-1 near Castries, St. Lucia, Central America Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic Ocean N 14°3’34.56” W 60°58’18.24” 2-3 m subtidal, sand patches between seagras, coarse sand
WA-2 Soufriere Bay, St. Lucia, Central America Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic Ocean N 13°51’24” W 61°03’58” 8-9 m subtidal, sand patches between coral blocks, coarse sand
WA-3 Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Central America Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic Ocean N 16°48’13.44” W 88°4’36.9” 31 m subtidal, exposed sand plain, relatively fine sand
WA-4 Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Central America Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic Ocean N 16°48‘13.44“ W 88°4‘36.9“ 15 m subtidal, sand patches between corals, coarse sand
WA-5 Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Central America Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic Ocean N 16°48‘ 8.94“ W 88°4‘47.1“ 3-5 m subtidal, exposed, coarse sand
WA-6 Curlew Reef, Belize, Central America Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic Ocean N 16°47‘24.96“ W 88°4‘43.38“ 2 m subtidal, sand patches between corals exposed to waves, coarse sand
WA-7 Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Central America Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic Ocean N 16°48‘7.62“ W 88°4‘36.42“ 14-15 m subtidal, sand patches on ridge, coarse sand
WA-8 Carrie Bow Cay, Belize, Central America Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic Ocean N 16°48‘7.62“ W 88°4‘36.42“ 31 m subtidal, protected trough inside ridge, coarse sand
WA-9 Bocas del Toro, Panama, Central America Caribbean Sea, West Atlantic Ocean N 9° 21' 2.34" W 82° 10' 20.7" 5-8 m subtidal, protected, coarse sand
WA-10 off Recife, Brazil, South America South West Atlantic Ocean S 8° 3' 17.34" W34° 47' 40.38" 20 m subtidal, relatively fine coral sand
RS-1 Sha’abMalahi, Egypt, Africa Red Sea ++) N 24°11‘50“ E 35°38‘26“ 20 m subtidal, relatively fine coral sand
IO-1 KoRacchaYai, Phuket, Thailand, Asia Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean N 7°36‘15“ E 98°22‘37“ 6-7 m subtidal, relatively fine coral sand
IO-2 KoRacchaYai, Phuket, Thailand, Asia Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean N 7°36‘15“ E 98°22‘37“ 20-22 m subtidal, coarse sand, exposed
IP-1 Pulau Moyo, Nusa Tengarra, Indonesia Flores Sea, Indian/ PacificOcean S 8°13‘59“ E 117°28‘32“ 5-6 m subtidal, coarse coral sand
IP-2 Pulau Banta, Nusa Tengarra, Indonesia Flores Sea, Indian/ PacificOcean S 8°23‘58“ E 119°18‘56“ 5-6 m subtidal, coarse coral sand
IP-3 Pulau Banta, Nusa Tengarra, Indonesia Flores Sea, Indian/ PacificOcean S 8°23‘58“ E 119°19‘01“ 0-1 m intertidal, coarse coral sand
WP-1 Lembeh Strait, Sulawesi, Indonesia Banda Sea, West Pacific Ocean N 1°27‘53“ E 125°13‘48“ 3-5 m subtidal, between coral blocks, exposed, coarse sand
WP-2 Misool, Raja Ampat, Indonesia, Asia Ceram Sea, West Pacific Ocean S 2°14’53.46” E 130°33’18.42” 0-1 m intertidal, protected beach, coarse, coral sand
WP-3* Komimbo Bay, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Oceania West Pacific Ocean S 9°15’50.58” E 159°40’5.82” 0-1 m intertidal, protected beach, coarse, coral sand
WP-4 Honiara, Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, Oceania West Pacific Ocean S 9°25'43.29'' E 159°56'57.24'' 0-1 m intertidal, protected beach, coarse, coral sand
CP-1 E of Cook’s Bay Pass, Moorea, Oceania Central Pacific Ocean S 17°28’33.96” W 149°49’51.6” 10-11m subtidal, coarse sand, shell grit and rubble
CP-2 E of Cook’s Bay Pass, Moorea, Oceania Central Pacific Ocean S 17°28’17” W149°48’42” 18-20 m subtidal, coarse sand, shell grit and rubble
CP-3 Motu Iti, Moorea, Oceania Central Pacific Ocean S 17°32’50.172” W 149°46’35.4” 3-4 m subtidal, fine to medium coral sand
EP-1 Punta Sal, Peru, South America East Pacific Ocean S 3°58’55” W 80° 59’10” 8 m subtidal, coarse sand
  1. ++) approximation from Google Earth.
  2. * marks the localities, which correspond to the type localities of valid Pontohedyle species.