Turbellarian taxonomic database
Young JO 1976 (citation)- description of new genus, and new species Africatenula from 5 fresh water locations
in Kenya. Discussion of genus and family relations. Definition - does not have preoral ring as in
Suomina and possesses large number of zooids and distinctive granulation not found in Catenula and
Dasyhormus [see species description]. Long chain of many zooids which are precocious and feed
1- large number of zooids and great length of chain to 30.5 cm.
2- ratio of prostomium length to remaining body length in a zooid.
3- position of statocyst and brain at base of prostomium.
4- gut extending more than half the length of the post-buccal region.
5- presence of a ventro and ventro-lateral ciliated groove.
6- occurence of "granules particularly in prostomial region [Bush: What are granules ? he