Dugesia aethiopica

Dugesia aethiopica Stocchino, Corso, Manconi & Pala, 2002

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution


Known from the type locality: Lake Tana, Ethiopia, Africa.

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

Reproductive Behaviour


In the wild they reproduce asexually, by fission. After a year in the laboratory some specimens resexualize.

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


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
Sluys, R. (2007).  Annotations on freshwater planarians (Platyhelminthes Tricladida Dugesiidae) from the Afrotropical Region. Tropical Zoology. 20, 229-257.
Stocchino, G A., & Manconi R. (2013).  Overview of life cycles in model species of the genus Dugesia (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida). Italian Journal of Zoology. 80, 319-328.
Stocchino, G A., Corso G., Manconi R., & Pala M. (2002).  African planarians: Dugesia aethiopica sp. n. (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) from Lake Tana (NW Ethiopia). Italian Journal of Zoology. 69, 45-51. Abstract
Stocchino, G A., Sluys R., & Manconi R. (2012).  A new species of Dugesia (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Dugesiidae) from the Afromontane forest in South Africa, with an overview of freshwater planarians from the African continent. Zootaxa. 3551, 43–58.