Turbellarian taxonomic database

Dolichomicrostomida Microstomidae Diagnosis

with ciliated pits;
with preoral blind sac intestine;
with sexual and asexual propagation;
eyes when present, as 1 pair epithelial spots;
female gonopore in front of male gonopore or with common gonopore;
frontal gland not through brain;

Macrostomida with intestine extending anterior to the mouth (preoral intestine). Ciliated sensory pits present at frontal end, typically around level of brain. Frontal glands present surrounding pharynx. Asexual reproduction through fissioning occurring. Marine, brackish and freshwater habitats; two genera.

[From Atherton S, Jondelius U (2019): 24]

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