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Turbellarians: Turbellaria

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Freshwater Planarian (dugesia Tigrina): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, TURBELLARIANS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS

FRESHWATER PLANARIAN (Dugesia tigrina): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
NO COMMON NAME (Notoplana acticola): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
OYSTER LEECH (Stylochus inimicus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Turbellarians live all over the world.

The regrowth abilities of turbellarians have been studied extensively by scientists who want to understand healing and cell regrowth in humans. Several species of turbellarians kill food animals such as oysters, and a few species cause disease in ornamental fishes used in aquariums.

The World Conservation Union (IUCN) lists one species of turbellarians as Extinct, or no longer in existence.

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