Turbellarian taxonomic database

Catenulidae Suomina Diagnosis

a long wide ciliated pad 
    with transverse (in longitudinal direction of body) furrows
    ventral and ventrolateral in front of mouth;
intestine fills a large part of post-oral body;

Diagnosis for the valid (accepted) taxonomic name

Diagnosis for Catenulidae Catenula

Catenulidae with cephalic region delimited posteriorly by ciliated preoral groove, with or without statocyst. Preoral swelling with ciliated furrows absent or present. With or without epidermal rhabdoids. (from Larsson et al., 2008 (citation))

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