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Published: 2019-08-14
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First record of the invasive land flatworm Bipalium adventitium (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae) in Canada

Institut Systématique Évolution Biodiversité (ISYEB), Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, EPHE, Université des Antilles, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 51, 75005 Paris, France
Institut de Recherche en Biologie Végétale (IRBV), Centre sur la Biodiversité, 4101 rue Sherbrooke Est, H1X2B2 Montréal, Québec, Canada
Service de Systématique Moléculaire, UMS 2700, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 57 rue Cuvier, CP 26, 75005 Paris, France
College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
Platyhelminthes Geoplanidae

Abstract

Specimens of Bipalium adventitium (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae) were found in Montréal, Québec, Canada. The specimens showed the typical colour pattern of the species and barcoding (Cytochrome Oxidase I) demonstrated near-identity with a sequence of the same species from the USA. This is the first record of the species in Canada.

 

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