Overview

Distribution

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria (Al-Jaza’ir, L’Etat Algerien, Algérie), Africa
Collection date: 1923 or earlier
Salin: freshwater

Peninsula Iberica (Iberian Peninsula, Peninsula Hispanica), Spain
Collection date: 1979 or earlier
Kind: default type

Devnya (Olewnjanska, Devnyanska, Devnenska Reka), Bulgaria
Collection date: 1926 or earlier
Salin: freshwater
Comments: springs near Devnya.

Aïn el Hanech, Algeria
Collection date: Apr 27, 1983
Comments: Wilaya Saida, Ain-El-Hanech, 25 km north-east of Saida, Algeria. coll. J. Notenboom.

Saïda, Algeria
Collection date: Apr 27, 1983
Comments: Wilaya Saida, south of the cascades of Trifit, 25 km east-north-east of Saida, Algeria. coll. J. Notenboom.

Peninsula Iberica (Iberian Peninsula, Peninsula Hispanica), Spain
Collection date: 1986 or earlier
Comments: Iberian Peninsula to Morocco.

Balearic Islands (Ballerics, Illes Balears, Islas Baleares, Archipielago Balear, Mallorca), Spain
Collection date: 1987 or earlier
Comments: It occurs disjunctly on Mallorca (Balearic Islands).

Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Collection date: 1987 or earlier
Comments: Montpellier area in southern France.
  • De Vries EJ. 1986. index card avail.
     . On the taxonomic status of Dugesia gonocephala and Dugesia subtentaculata (Turbellaria, Tricladida, Paludicola). J Zool, London 209: 43-59.
  • De Vries EJ. 1988.  abstract/note. A synopsis of the nominal species of the subgenus Dugesia (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Paludicola) from Africa and Madagascar. Zool J Linnean Soc 92:345-382.
  • Gauthier H. 1923.   . Observations sur quelques Planaires d'Algerie. Bull Soc Hist Nat d Afrique du Nord 14:30-34.
  • Gourbault N, Benazzi M. 1979. index card avail.
    abstract/note. Une nouvelle espece iberique du 'groupe Dugesia gonocephala' (turbellaries, triclades). Bull Mus Nat Hist Nat Sec A Zool Biol Ecol Anim 2:329-337.
  • Shishkoff G. 1926.  abstract/note. Planaria subtentaculata Drap. found in Bulgaria. Ann Univ Sofia Fac Sci 22(3): 103-112.
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North Africa, Iberian Peninsula and France.

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Ecology

Habitat

Rivers, streams and rivulets.

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Life History and Behavior

Reproduction

D. subtentaculata reproduce either sexually or asexually (by binary fission). Sexual specimens are hermaphrodites.

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