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  Genus Schmidtea

Species S. polychroa

Taxon Information

The Species S. polychroa has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Schmidtea polychroa macroauriculata, "PA" (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Schmidtea polychroa polychroa, "NA, PA" (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Dugesia polychroa, "This species, widely distributed in Europe, has been introduced to the St. Lawrence River system in eastern Canada (Ontario) and New York State" (Kenk, 1972).


  • Artois, T., E. Schockaert & S. Tyler. 2013. World Checklist of Freshwater Turbellaria. World Wide Web electronic publication. 59 pp. [Available online]
  • Kenk, R. 1972. Freshwater planarians (Turbellaria) of North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems Identification Manual 1. 81 pp. [Available online]

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