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First Record of Presence of the Invasive Land Flatworm Platydemus manokwari (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae) in Guadeloupe

Version 1 : Received: 30 April 2020 / Approved: 2 May 2020 / Online: 2 May 2020 (16:44:46 CEST)

How to cite: Justine, J.; Winsor, L. First Record of Presence of the Invasive Land Flatworm Platydemus manokwari (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae) in Guadeloupe. Preprints 2020, 2020050023 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0023.v1). Justine, J.; Winsor, L. First Record of Presence of the Invasive Land Flatworm Platydemus manokwari (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae) in Guadeloupe. Preprints 2020, 2020050023 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202005.0023.v1).

Abstract

The land flatworm Platydemus manokwari (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae) is recorded for the first time from the island of Guadeloupe (French West Indies) in the Caribbean arc. Photographs and records were obtained from citizen science and ranged from the end of 2018 to 2020; specimens were deposited in the collections of the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, France. This is the first record in Guadeloupe and the second for an island in the Caribbean, after Porto Rico.

Subject Areas

Invasive Alien Species; Guadeloupe; Geoplanidae; Platydemus manokwari; Citizen Science

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