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Gyratrix hermaphroditus

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Gyratrix hermaphroditus is a species of rhabdocoel flatworms in the family Polycystididae.[2]

Description

The animal is 1 to 1,5 mm long, transparent and colorless. It possesses a proboscis at the anterior end and a sharply pointed stylet.[3]

Taxonomy

It was described by Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg in 1831.[2] Gyratrix hermaphroditus represents a species complex.[4]

Distribution and Habitat

Members of the species complex occur in both marine and inland water habitats.[4]

Ecology and Behavior

It is known to feed on copepods and cladocerans.[5]

References

  1. ^ "ITIS Standard Report Page: Gyratrix hermaphroditus". www.itis.gov. Retrieved 15 May 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Gyratrix hermaphroditus". Turbellarian taxonomic database. Retrieved 2021-05-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Streble, H., Krauter, D. (1988). Das Leben im Wassertropfen. Stuttgart: Franckh. pp. 270–271.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ a b Curini-Galletti, M., & Puccinelli, I. (1998). "The Gyratrix hermaphroditus species complex (Kalyptorhynchia: Polycystididae) in marine habitats of eastern Australia". Hydrobiologia. 383: 287–298.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Young, J. O. (2001). Keys to the freshwater microturbellarians of Britain and Ireland. Ambleside: Freshwater biological association. p. 87.
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Gyratrix hermaphroditus: Brief Summary

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Gyratrix hermaphroditus is a species of rhabdocoel flatworms in the family Polycystididae.

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Distribution

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Cosmopolitan, in all types of aquatic habitats.
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Habitat

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found from pure marine to pure limnic habitats
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