This paper compares aspects of the reproduction of a semelparous triclad, Dendrocoelum lacteum with those of an iteroparous triclad, Dugesia polychroa. Cocoon output was less sensitive to ration and possibly temperature for the former as compared with the latter species. Cocoons of D. lacteum were on average bigger and contained more hatchlings than those of D. polychroa. The sizes of hatchlings did not differ between species, but forD. lacteum only, the hatchlings emerging from late cocoons were significantly larger, and less numerous, than those emerging from earlier cocoons. Possible reasons for these differences are considered.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||International Journal of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development|
|State||Published - May 1987|