Turbellarian taxonomic database

Isodiametra vexillaria Notes

Marcus E 1948 (citation)- describes species yellow at anterior end and blue-green at
	posterior end p 114-117 and 188.
Marcus E 1949 (citation)- mentions sense organs p 13, 14, 94.	
Marcus E 1952 (citation)- mentions sensory cells in p 12.
Dorjes J 1968 (citation)- lists.
Antonius A 1968 (citation)- moved to genus Conaperta.
Dorjes J, Karling TG 1975 (citation)- Swedish Museum of Natural History. from Brazil.
Ehlers U, Doerjes J 1979 (citation)- comparisons p 10.

Marcus E 1948 (citation) pg. 188: 'Convoluta vexillaria, n. sp. (Fig. 4-7), from Santos, has a yellow colour
concentrated in the frontal glands and a bluish-green colour localized in all tissues of the posterior part. 
Sensory cells, as first described for Childia by Luther, occur (Fig. 6, s). The brain and its nerves
correspond to Westblad's recent de4scription for C. convoluta and C. flavibacillum. The worms are only
slightly flattened and do not curl their ventro-lateral portions.  A marginal muscle is not developed.  Only
the young swim free, but also the adult onew glide rapidly; they do not leap.  The gonopore leads to a
ciliated atrium, into which the male organ opens from behind, the vagina to the front. The penis (ejaculatory
duct) is directed forward and is invaginated into a muscular bulb.  The nozzle (mouth-piece) of the bursa
seminalis is long (up to 0,025 mm.), has the shape of a carrot and opens into a ventro-median vacuole of the
post-ovarian parenchyma.  One or several full-grown ovocytes unite the two ovaries.  Adenodactyli do not
occur. No other species of Convoluta combines these characters.'

Hooge M.D. & Rocha C.E.F. 2006 (citation) p. 27 - report this species from the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Notes for the valid (accepted) taxonomic name

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