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Title: First report of the exotic blue land planarian, Caenoplana coerulea (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae), on Menorca (Balearic Islands, Spain)
Authors: Breugelmans, Karin
Quintana Cardona, Josep
ARTOIS, Tom 
Jordaens, Kurt
Backeljau, Thierry
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: PENSOFT PUBLISHERS
Source: ZOOKEYS (199), p. 91-105
Abstract: In April 2009 two specimens of a terrestrial flatworm were collected from under a rock in an orchard at Ciutadella de Menorca on the easternmost Balearic island of Menorca (Spain). Their external morphology suggested that both specimens belonged to the invasive blue planarian Caenoplana coerulea, a species which is native to eastern Australia. Sequence data of a fragment of the mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I (COI) and of the entire 18S ribosomal RNA confirm its identification. This is one of the first records of the species in Europe where it has only been found in one locality in the United Kingdom, France and NE Spain.
Notes: [Breugelmans, Karin; Backeljau, Thierry] Royal Belgian Inst Nat Sci, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium. [Quintana Cardona, Josep] Univ Autonoma Barcelona, Inst Catala Paleontol Miguel Crusafont, E-08193 Barcelona, Spain. [Artois, Tom] Hasselt Univ, Res Grp Zool Biodivers & Toxicol, Ctr Environm Sci, B-3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Jordaens, Kurt] Royal Museum Cent Afr, Joint Expt Mol Unit, B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium. [Jordaens, Kurt; Backeljau, Thierry] Univ Antwerp, Evolutionary Ecol Grp, B-2020 Antwerp, Belgium. Thierry.Backeljau@naturalsciences.be
Keywords: Terrestrial flatworm; 18S rDNA; COI; introduction; molecular identification; Balearic Islands; Spain; Europe;Zoology; terrestrial flatworm; 18S rDNA; COI; introduction; molecular identification; Balearic islands; Spain; Europe
Document URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/13953
ISSN: 1313-2989
e-ISSN: 1313-2970
DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.199.3215
ISI #: 000307023800005
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validations: ecoom 2013
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