Turbellarian taxonomic database

Haplocelis dichona Notes

Marcus E 1954 (citation)- from coarse sand in upper littoral of island of Sao Sebastiao- to 0.6mm,
	illustration p 429-432, 480-481.  

Dorjes J 1968 (citation)- places in new genus Haplocelis as type because of the possesion of 2 non
	cuticularized spermatic ducts.
Dorjes J, Karling TG 1975 (citation)- Swedish Museum of Natural History, Brazil.
Ehlers U, Doerjes J 1979 (citation)- in comparison p 34.	

Marcus E 1954 (citation) pg. 480-481:  'Otocelis dichona, n. sp. (Fig. 14-17), from coarse sand in the upper
littoral of the island of São Sebastião, differs from the two species that Westblad (1946) maintains in
Otocelis by absence of eyes, supraterminal gonopore (q) and two winding spermatic ducts (v, w) that begin with
small funnels and have intracellular lumina.
Cyanophilous caudal glands (g) open in a small terminal or subterminal area.  The ovary (o) begins with 2
germ-zones and continues unpaired and not quite median behind the mouth (b).  The vacuoles in the epicytium
(y) may be artificial, though they occur in an ample material fixed with warm "Susa".  The male copulatory
organ (p) is similar to that of O. rubropunctata.  The round, not flattened, ventral side, the mucous glands
(c) restricted to the epicytium and the almost unpaired ovary (o) agree with O. gullmarensis.'

Hooge M.D. & Rocha C.E.F. 2006 (citation) p. 37 - report this species from the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Transfer 
Haplocelis dichona to the family Isodiametridae

Notes from synonyms

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