Full Name Phagocata gracilis
Genus Phagocata
Species gracilis
Common Name P. gracilis
Abbreviation Pgr
  • 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.

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 32,802
mRNA 65,604
CDS 32,802




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Coding Sequence


Translated Amino Acid Sequence





Where to Purchase

P. gracilis can be ordered as "Black" planaria from Carolina Biological Supply or Ward's Science. Constructs can be found on addgene

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