Turbellarian taxonomic database

Typhloplanidae Phaenocorinae Diagnosis

Mouth near front end of body;
pharynx barrel-shaped, slanting obliquely forward;
testes dorsal to vitellaria, which are strongly branched and frequently anastomosing with one another;
vitellaria whose branches spread out ramifications also dorsal over the testes;
genital opening in front of mid-body;
ejaculatory duct [male copulatory organ] in form of cirrus, often armed with minute spines;
with genito-intestinal connection;
antrum with pyriform lobes;
no dermal rhabdites;
protonephridia with separate openings;
with rhammite tracts;

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