Full Name Dugesia dorotocephala
Genus Dugesia
Species dorotocephala
Common Name D. dorotocephala
Abbreviation Ddo
  • D. dorotocephala is found in running and standing waters across North America.
  • The full grown animals are on average are 30mm long and 3.5mm wide.
  • The head is triangular with a rather pointed anterior tip.
  • The auricles are elongated and sharply pointed. They extend laterally, but they are usually held elevated while the worm is moving.
  • The coloration on the dorsal side is composed of spots of various shades of brown, white, and black.
  • The ventral side is less pigmented than the dorsal side.

Reference: R Kenk, Oceanography and Limnology Program (Smithsonian Institution), United States Environmental Protection Agency. Freshwater planarians (Turbellaria) of North America. Washington, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1972.





Feature Summary

The following features are currently present for this organism
Feature Type Count
polypeptide 28,547
mRNA 28,547
CDS 28,547




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Coding Sequence


Translated Amino Acid Sequence





Where to Purchase

D. dorotocephala can be ordered as "brown" planaria from Carolina Biological Supply or Ward's Science. Constructs can be found on Addgene.

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