|Full Name||Phagocata gracilis |
|Common Name||P. gracilis |
- P. gracilis is distributed in the eastern United States, south of the Delaware River and east of the Missouri River.
- The animal are 8-30mm long and 1.5-6mm wide.
- The head is truncated at the anterior end with a slightly bulging frontal margin.
- The auricles are rounded and protruding laterally at the anterior end of the head.
- The coloration on the dorsal side is dark brown to almost black.
- The ventral side is somewhat lighter than the dorsal side.
- There are multiple pharynges that are extruded outside the worm body through only one mouth.
- Their reproduction is sexual.
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.
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