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  Family Planariidae

Genus Planaria

    Species P. maculata -- midwestern North America.
    Species P. fuliginosus -- North America.
    Species P. adhaerens
    Species P. albocingata
    Species P. badia
    Species P. barroisi
    Species P. bicingulata
    Species P. chulunginensis
    Species P. cincinata
    Species P. cinerea
    Species P. dagarensis
    Species P. debilis
    Species P. delineata
    Species P. dybouskyi
    Species P. flava
    Species P. fontana
    Species P. fuliginosa
    Species P. fulvifrons
    Species P. fuscomaculata
    Species P. grubii
    Species P. ignorata
    Species P. incerta
    Species P. kempi
    Species P. lucta
    Species P. luteola
    Species P. macrocephala
    Species P. marmorosa
    Species P. melanocerca
    Species P. melanopunctata
    Species P. melanotorquis
    Species P. onegensis
    Species P. quadrioculata
    Species P. rosea
    Species P. rothii
    Species P. sabussowi
    Species P. savignyi
    Species P. semifasciata
    Species P. simplex
    Species P. sinensis
    Species P. subflava
    Species P. torva
    Species P. unionicola
    Species P. verrucosa
    Species P. wytegrensis
    Species P. gigas
    Species P. nesidensis
    Species P. punctatum
    Species P. tremellaris
    Species P. zeylanica

Taxon Information

The Genus Planaria has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

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

Literature Records

  • Planaria, (Artois et al., 2013).
  • Planaria, [North America] (Kolasa & Tyler, 2010).
  • Planaria, (Kenk, 1972).
  • Planaria, (Hyman & Jones, 1959).


  • Artois, T., E. Schockaert & S. Tyler. 2013. World Checklist of Freshwater Turbellaria. World Wide Web electronic publication. 59 pp. [Available online]
  • Kolasa, J. & S. Tyler. 2010. Flatworms: Turbellarians and Nemerteans. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 143-161.
  • 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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