The blue land planarian Caenoplane coerulea, an invader in Argentina

Luis-Negrete, Lisandro Hector, Brusa, Francisco, and Winsor, Leigh (2011) The blue land planarian Caenoplane coerulea, an invader in Argentina. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 82 (1). pp. 287-291.

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Abstract

Teh blue land planarian Caenoplana coerulea is reported form Argentina (Buenos Aires province). We found C. coerulea in the east central region of Argentina in anthropic environmentals. The specimens that we found have the characteristic of the species found in other regions; that is, a bluish dorsa; surface with a yellow mid-dorsal stripe and eyes forming a single row around the anterior tip, clustered laterally. This is the first record of this species from the Neotropical Region, and together with Bipalium kewense are the only 2 species of exotic terrestrial planarians so far recorded in Argentina.

Item ID: 18784
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: land flatworm, Caenoplana coerulea, Bipalium kewense, invasive species, Neotropical Region
ISSN: 1870-3453
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 02:54
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0603 Evolutionary Biology > 060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960499 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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