Dugesia hepta

Dugesia hepta Pala, Casu & Vacca, 1981

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Description

Genetics

D. hepta has an haploid chromosome set of n=7.

Author(s): Solà, Eduard
Rights holder(s): Solà, Eduard

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

River basins in northwest Sardinia, Italy, Europe.

Author(s): Solà, Eduard
Rights holder(s): Solà, Eduard

Ecology

This species cohabits in some localities, in rivers in northwest Sardinia, with Dugesia benazzii.

Author(s): Solà, Eduard
Rights holder(s): Solà, Eduard

Evolution

Molecular evidences and morphological characters indicate that Dugesia hepta has recently evolved from Dugesia benazzii.

Author(s): Solà, Eduard
Rights holder(s): Solà, Eduard

Habitat

Freshwater: rivers.

Author(s): Solà, Eduard
Rights holder(s): Solà, Eduard

Life Expectancy

Unknown.

Author(s): Solà, Eduard
Rights holder(s): Solà, Eduard

References

Lázaro, E. M., Sluys R., Pala M., Stocchino G A., Baguñà J., & Riutort M. (2009).  Molecular barcoding and phylogeography of sexual and asexual freshwater planarians of the genus Dugesia in the Western Mediterranean (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dugesiidae).. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 52, 835-845. Abstract