Proposition of a low cost field assay to determine.
Dorotocephala is really a species that belongs to the kingdom Animalia, class Turbellaria, order Seriata, all these worms are grouped in the suborder Tricladida according to the three main branches of the digestive tract. They are further subdivided based upon ecological habitat.
The effects of the planarian D. dorotocephala, a proven predator of aquatic Diptera, on 17 species of nontarget aquatic organisms were determined under controlled laboratory conditions. Only 3 of the nontarget organisms, the oligochaete Aeolosoma sp., the copepod Cyclops sp. and the predaceous mosquito Toxorhynchites amboinensis, were significantly affected by D. dorotocephala.
The flatworm planarian Dugesia japonica inhabits fresh water in East Asian areas and is the most common planarian in Japan ( 1 ). Planarians are members of the phylum Platyhelminthes, a group of organisms that are thought to have acquired a central nervous system (CNS) with a simple brain structure early during evolution ( 2 - 4 ).
Girardia dorotocephala is a species of dugesiid triclad native from America. It has been accidentally introduced in Japan.
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Which describes an advantage of the way certain fish reproduce? They can reproduce asexually, so they do not need to find a mate. They can fertilize eggs internally, so the eggs are protected inside the female. They only reproduce asexually, so there is more genetic diversity in offspring.