Full Name Girardia sp.
Genus Girardia
Species sp.
Common Name Girardia sp.
Abbreviation Gsp
  • Girardia sp. is a common species, found in warm ponds, lakes, and rivers across North America.
  • The full grown animals are on average 6-18mm long and 1-3mm wide.
  • The head is triangular with a rounded anterior tip.
  • The auricles are short and broad.
  • The coloration on the dorsal side can vary and often times is almost uniformly brown with irregularly dispersed white splotches.
  • The ventral side is less pigmented than the dorsal side.
  • Their reproduction is asexual by fission.

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 24,750
mRNA 24,750
CDS 24,750




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Coding Sequence


Translated Amino Acid Sequence





Where to Purchase

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

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