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 habitats.

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
Pala, M., Casu S., & Vacca R A. (1981).  Dugesia hepta, nuova specie di Planaria di acqua dolce di Sardegna appartenente alla superspecie Dugesia gonocephala (Dugès) (Turbellaria, Tricladida). Bollettino della Societa Sarda Scienze Naturali. 20, 97-107. Abstract
Sluys, R., Kawakatsu M., & Winsor L. (1998).  The genus Dugesia in Australia, with its phylogenetic analysis and historical biogeography (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dugesiidae). Zoologica Scripta. 27, 273-289. Abstract