Turbellarian taxonomic database

Thalassoanaperus sulcatus Notes

Definition:  Beklemischev VN 1914 (citation)

Beklemischev VN 1914 (citation)- p 1-4 description and illustration from Caspian Sea, 6-40 meters.
	12 mm long x 2-3 mm wide and 2-3 mm thick.  Color orange or brown; statocyst very small; 
	epithelium ciliated; nuclei sunken; glands well developed, no frontal organ; muscles like those
	of Palmenia tvaerminnensis; outer circle and inner longitudinal in ?, well developed 
	parenchyma muscles; endocytium not clearly demarcated.  Reproductive system - 2 groups on
	dorsal side vasa diferentia lacking; ovarys in 2 rows all along dorsal side; bursa seminalis- 
	10 nozzles ? anterior to this.  Stimulating organs- chitinous "Reizorganer" - 100's all
	opening more on surface as in Anaperus gardineri are not hollow but consist of a number of
	thin little tubes.  Characters allying it to Anaperus-  free lying nozzles of
	bursa seminalis stimulating organs of atrium; single genital opening; bursa seminalis more like
	Polychoerus but if it were drawn out and opened with parenchyma, etc.
Beklemischev VN 1915 (citation)- notes widespread in Caspian Sea.
Beklemischev VN 1929 (citation)- on glands in- a bundle of hollow rods.
Westblad E 1942 (citation)- notes type of copulatory organ in p 8.
Westblad E 1945 (citation)- includes this in his key.
Westblad E 1948 (citation)- p 47, note on bursal with heavy wall- may really be a genital canal ? he suggests.
Hyman LH 1951 (citation)- vol 2, p 127, notes this is largest of acoels- 12 mm long.	
Dorjes J 1968 (citation)- lists.

Notes from synonyms

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