Contributions to Zoology, 80 (1) – 2011

Searching for cryptic species in Erpobdella octoculata (L.) (Hirudinea: Clitellata): discordance between the results of genetic analysis and cross-breeding experiments

Pawel Koperski1,3, Rafal Milanowski2, Agnieszka Krzyk2

1.  Department of Hydrobiology, University of Warsaw, Banacha 2, 02-097 Warszawa, Poland

2.  Department of Plant Systematics and Geography, University of Warsaw, Aleje Ujazdowskie 4, 00-478 Warszawa, Poland

3. p.t.koperski@uw.edu.pl

Keywords: COI,cryptic species,discordance,Hirudinea,ITS,molecular taxonomy.