Re: NANFA-- flatworms
Mon, 22 Apr 2002 22:34:20 EDT

In a message dated 4/22/02 7:46:05 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

I think the largest native aquatic flatworm is still D. dorotocephala...but
that some of the introduced terrestrial flatworms can be larger. There is a
population of an exotic in NE LA, but I have not yet seen any.

D. dorotocephala is > 25 mm (I have seen them approaching 40 mm) - hardly a
giant, but substantially larger than most of the other planarians which
usually range from 10-20 mm.
Here is two links to the flat worms I am finding. <A
HREF="">Land Planarians</A> <A
HREF="">Image of the Week</A>
Your mention of D. dorotocephala gave me a hint on how to find them.

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