Recurva, SLUYS

Sluys, Ronald, Solà, Eduard, Gritzalis, Konstantinos, Vila-Farré, Miquel, Mateos, Eduardo & Riutort, Marta, 2013, Integrative delineation of species of Mediterranean freshwater planarians (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Dugesiidae), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 169 (3), pp. 523-547: 539

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1111/zoj.12077

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5294890

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03DB7724-E212-8378-FC57-FF18FC18FC51

treatment provided by

Marcus

scientific name

Recurva
status

GEN. NOV.

GENUS RECURVA SLUYS   GEN. NOV.

Diagnosis: Dugesiidae   with very slender body and rotund head. Asymmetrical penis papilla with oblique or almost vertical orientation, when non-extended. Ejaculatory duct with a distinctly subterminal opening at the anterior or antero-ventral side of the penis papilla and surrounded by a well-developed coat of circular muscle. Testes dorsal, distributed throughout the body length. Intrabulbar seminal vesicle surrounded by well-developed coat of interwoven muscle. Common oviduct, opening onto ventral, horizontal and broadened section of the bursal canal, which receives the openings of shell glands anteriorly to the oviducal opening. Bursal canal covered with a coat of circular muscle.

Type species: Recurva postrema Sluys & Solà   sp. nov.

Etymology: The generic name is derived from the Latin adjective recurvus, bent backwards, and alludes to the situation that the ejaculatory duct curves backwards to such an extent that its opening is located at the antero-ventral side of the penis papilla.

Gender: female.