A new acotylean flatworm , Armatoplana colombiana n . sp . ( Platyhelminthes : Polycladida : Stylochoplanidae ) from the Caribbean coast of Colombia , South America

Abstract

Armatoplana colombiana n. sp. (Polycladida: Stylochoplanidae), a new species of acotylean flatworm from Colombia, is described. A. colombiana is characterized by 6–8 fleshy, anterior knobs, short nuchal tentacles, tentacular and cerebral eyes. A strongly muscularized, interpolated prostatic vesicle and a penis armed with a very long stylet places the species into the genus Armatoplana. The female reproductive system is characterized by the presence of a Lang’s vesicle and a sinuous vagina with rigid walls. Type material is deposited at the Museo de Historia Natural Marina de Colombia INVEMAR under INV-PLA 0019 and INV-PLA 0020 HS.

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@inproceedings{BolanosANA, title={A new acotylean flatworm , Armatoplana colombiana n . sp . ( Platyhelminthes : Polycladida : Stylochoplanidae ) from the Caribbean coast of Colombia , South America}, author={Marcela Bolanos and Marian K. Litvaitis} }