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  Genus Phagocata

Species P. velata

Taxon Information

The Species P. velata has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

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

Literature Records

  • Phagocata velata, "NA" (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Phagocata velata, ... at the Nevin Fish Hatchery south of Madison (Dane County) [Wisconsin] (Watermolen, 2005).
  • Phagocata velata, "In springs, streams, and spring-fed poings, apparently across the continent" (Kenk, 1972).
  • Phagocata velata, "Mississippi Valley, Mich. and Ontario, west of Neb., possibly Colo., south into Mo., also N.Y. state ..." (Hyman & Jones, 1959).


  • Artois, T., E. Schockaert & S. Tyler. 2013. World Checklist of Freshwater Turbellaria. World Wide Web electronic publication. 59 pp. [Available online]
  • Watermolen, D.J. 2005. Aquatic and terrestrial flatworm (Platyhelminthes, Turbellaria) and ribbon worm (Nemertea) records from Wisconsin. Research/Management Findings, Wisconsin DNR (55). 8 pp.
  • 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]
  • Hyman, L.H. & E.R. Jones. 1959. Turbellaria. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 323-365.

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