DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15560/8.2.276

Girardia festae (Borelli, 1898) (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Dugesiidae): distribution extension in a high-altitude lake from Colombia

Francisco Brusa, Lisandro Negrete, Yimy Herrera-Martínez, Salvador Herrando-Pérez

Abstract


We revise the Neotropical distribution of Girardia festae (Platyhelminthes, Dugesiidae) following a new record in a Colombian high-altitude lake. G. festae is a freshwater planarian known mainly in the Andean Cordillera from Venezuela to Argentina. The species’ key reproductive features include: ventral testes, bottle-like penis papilla, and sperm ducts joining to the penis bulb latero-dorsally.


Keywords


Platyhelminthes; Tricladida; Dugesiidae; range extension; Colombia

Full Text:

PDF

References


Ball, I.R. 1980. Freshwater planarians from Colombia. A revision of Fuhrmann´s types. Bijdragen tot de Dierkunde 50(1): 235-242.

Borelli, A. 1898. Viaggio del Dr. Enrico Festa nell´ Ecuador e regioni vicine. IX. Planaria d´acqua dolce. Bolletino dei Musei di Zoologia e di Anatomia Comparata della Università di Torino 13(322): 1-6.

Bortolus, A. 2008. Error cascades in the biological sciences: The unwanted consequences of using bad taxonomy in ecology. Ambio 37(2): 114- 118.

De Beauchamp, P. 1939. Rotifères et turbellariés. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London 1(5): 51-79.

Du Bois-Reymond Marcus, E. 1953. Some South American Triclads. Anais da Academia Brasileira de Ciências 25: 65-78.

Fuhrmann, O. 1914. Turbellaries d’eau douce de Colombie. In: Voyage dexploration scientifique en Colombie par Dr O Fuhrmann et Dr Eug Mayor. Mémoires de la Société neuchâteloise des Sciences naturelles 5: 793-804.

Horvat, T., M. Kalafatić, N. Nopjar and G. Kovačević. 2005. Toxicity testing of herbicide norflurazon on an aquatic bioindicator species – the planarian Polycelis felina (Daly). Aquatic Toxicology 73(4): 342-352.

Hyman, L.H. 1959. Some Turbellaria from the coast of California. American Museum Novitates 1943: 1-17.


Iannacone, J. and M. Tejada. 2007. Empleo de la regeneración de la planaria de agua dulce Girardia festae (Borelli, 1898) (Tricladida: Dugesiidae) para evaluar la toxicidad del carbofurano. Neotropical Helminthology 1(1): 7-13.

Kawakatsu, M. and R.W. Mitchell. 1984. Redescription of Dugesia festai (Borelli, 1898) based upon material from Venezuela and Peru (Turbellaria; Tricladida; Paludicola). Bulletin of the Biogeographical Society of Japan 39(1): 1-12.

Malone, J.H. 2006. Ecology of the basin construction reproductive mode in Smilisca sordida (Anura: Hylidae). Journal of Herpetology 40(2): 230-239.

Marcus, E. 1960. Turbellaria from Curaçao. Studies on the fauna of Curaçao and other Caribbean islands 44: 41-51.

Miserendino, M.L. and L.A. Pizzolon. 2003. Distribution of macroinvertebrate assemblages in the Azul-Quemquemtreu river basin, Patagonia, Argentina. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 37: 525-539.

Morales, M., J. Otero, T. Van der Hammen, A. Torres, C. Cadena, C. Pedraza, N. Rodríguez, C. Franco, J.C. Betancourth, E. Olaya, E. Posada and L. Cárdenas. 2007. Atlas de páramos de Colombia. Bogotá: Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt. 208 p.

Moretto, H.J.A. 1996. La planaria chilena Dugesia sanchezi (Platyhelminthes: Turbellaria) y Dugesia bonaerensis n. sp., planaria de la pampa húmeda de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 69: 213-230.

Muñoz, M.A. and I. Vélez. 2007. Redescripción y algunos aspectos ecológicos de Girardia tigrina, G. cameliae y G. paramensis (Dugesiidae, Tricladida) en Antioquia, Colombia. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 78: 291- 301.

Sluys, R. 1992. Synopsis of the freshwater triclads of the Caribbean (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Paludicola). Studies on the Natural History of the Caribbean Region 71: 1-23.

Sluys, R., M. Kawakatsu and R. Ponce de León. 2005. Morphological stasis in an old and widespread group of species: Contribution to the taxonomy and biogeography of the genus Girardia (Platyhelminthes, Tricladida, Paludicola). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 40(2): 155-180.

Tripole, S., E.A. Vallania and M.C. Corigliano. 2008. Benthic macroinvertebrate tolerance to water acidity in the Grande river sub-basin (San Luis, Argentina). Limnetica 27(1): 29-38.

Villar, D., M. Gonzales, M.J. Gualda and D.J. Schaeffer. 1994. Effects of organophosphorus insecticides on Dugesia tigrina: cholinesterase activity and head regeneration. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 52: 319-324.