Check List 8(2): 276-279, doi: 10.15560/8.2.276
Girardia festae (Borelli, 1898) (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Dugesiidae): distribution extension in a high-altitude lake from Colombia
expand article infoFrancisco Brusa, Lisandro Negrete§, Yimy Herrera-Martínez|, Salvador Herrando-Pérez
‡ Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina§ Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Brazil| Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia, Colombia¶ University of Adelaide (Australia) Bioestudios Sagantaidear, Spain
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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.
Platyhelminthes; Tricladida; Dugesiidae; range extension; Colombia