Turbellarian taxonomic database

Dalyelliidae Dalyellia Diagnosis

Free-living, totally ciliated, bearing rhabdites over whole body;
relatively large, 1.5-5 mm long;
often green-colored from zoochlorellae in parenchyma;
front end with no eyes;
pharynx medium-size or small, edge with papillae, ciliated areas and palps; about 26 I/m;
testes lateral to body;
seminal vesicle in bulb, directly attached to cuticular apparatus of copulatory organ, consisting of sharp, cross-bands and end branches with alternating spines;
seminal receptacle a spherical, stalked vesicle, that opens into a "transverse duct";
with bursa copulatrix [but not strongly developed?...]

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