Turbellarian taxonomic database

Phagocata morgani


Kenk R 1944 (citation)- p 33, 'Phagocata morgani commonly occurs in springs and the upper parts of brooks, that is, in lotic habitats with narrow temperature amplitudes. In Michigan it is frequently associated with another rheophilic and stenothermic species, P. velata. It may be found resting on the lower surfaces of stones or among aquatic vegetation. The species reproduces both sexually and by fission. During the summer months, fission occurs more frequently. Sexually mature animals, however, may be collected, at least in some localities, at any time in the year.'
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Notes from synonyms