Turbellarian taxonomic database

Gieysztoria ashokae Diagnosis

Brownish-red species of Gieysztoria with intestinal zoochlorellae. Stylet very complex, ±135 m long (longest length measured axially) with main axis formed by a proximal, fenestrated stalk and a long, slightly curved spine; the latter spine originates on a large, window-like base carrying a group of around eight, distally curved, plate-like spines; window-like base continuous with a triangular plate with a large falcate spine; main axis connected to a parallel, smaller stylet portion distally ending in another falcate spine.

[From Van Steenkiste N, Tessens B, Willems W, Van Mulken E, Artois T (2012): 350]

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