Extensive surveys were made of Tunisian freshwaters, yielding freshwater planarians at only one locality in southeastern Tunisia, representing a new species. Dugesia maghrebiana sp. n. is characterized by the presence of the following features: ventral course of the ejaculatory duct, terminal opening of the ejaculatory duct, double diaphragm, symmetrical openings of the oviducts into the bursal canal, and by a typical condition of mixoploidy with a double aneuploidic chromosome complement. The taxonomic position of the new species is discussed in relation to other African and Mediterranean species.

African planarians: morphology and karyology of Dugesia maghrebiana sp. n. (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) from Tunisia / Stocchino, Ga; Manconi, Renata; Corso, Gavina; Sluys, R; Casu, S; Pala, M.. - In: THE ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. - ISSN 1125-0003. - 76:1(2009), pp. 83-91. [10.1080/11250000802141683]

African planarians: morphology and karyology of Dugesia maghrebiana sp. n. (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) from Tunisia

STOCCHINO GA;MANCONI, Renata;CORSO, Gavina;
2009

Abstract

Extensive surveys were made of Tunisian freshwaters, yielding freshwater planarians at only one locality in southeastern Tunisia, representing a new species. Dugesia maghrebiana sp. n. is characterized by the presence of the following features: ventral course of the ejaculatory duct, terminal opening of the ejaculatory duct, double diaphragm, symmetrical openings of the oviducts into the bursal canal, and by a typical condition of mixoploidy with a double aneuploidic chromosome complement. The taxonomic position of the new species is discussed in relation to other African and Mediterranean species.
African planarians: morphology and karyology of Dugesia maghrebiana sp. n. (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida) from Tunisia / Stocchino, Ga; Manconi, Renata; Corso, Gavina; Sluys, R; Casu, S; Pala, M.. - In: THE ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY. - ISSN 1125-0003. - 76:1(2009), pp. 83-91. [10.1080/11250000802141683]
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