Turbellarian taxonomic database

Stylochoidea Stylochidae I Diagnosis

Stylochoidea, most with great dorsal resemblance, namely a basic colour with irregularly reticulated darker spots or streaks. Tentacles lie rather forwards. Ruffled pharynx usually highly folded, more or less centrally orientated in the body. Male copulatory apparatus directed backwards, prostatic vesicle with long-fingered extensions having polyglandular outlets or having tubes each with a central, monoglandular duct; prostatic glands extravesicular. Gonopores in the second body half.

[From Bulnes VN, Faubel A, Park J-K (2005): 2090-2091]

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