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Convoluta convoluta Acoellous Turbellarian Flatworm

Convoluta convolutais commonly referred to as Acoellous Turbellarian Flatworm. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Jeff Goddard, USA

Convoluta convoluta

About a mm long, on a green alga in a tide pool at McKenney Pt., Maine. These acoel flatworms were apparently accidentally introduced to the Gulf of Maine from the NE Atlantic in the 1990's
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lexID:
13536 
AphiaID:
142602 
Scientific:
Convoluta convoluta 
German:
Acoel-Strudelwurm 
English:
Acoellous Turbellarian Flatworm 
Category:
Flatworms 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Xenacoelomorpha (Phylum) > Not assigned (Class) > Acoela (Order) > Convolutidae (Family) > Convoluta (Genus) > convoluta (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Abildgaard, ), 1806 
Occurrence:
the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea, the North Sea, Adriatic Sea (Mediterranean), Australia, British Virgin Islands, Canada , Croatia, Danmark, France, Germany, Greece, Gulf of Maine, Iceland, Ireland, North Atlantic Ocean, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, USA 
Sea depth:
0 - 3 Meter 
Size:
0,1 cm 
Temperature:
41 °F - 86 °F (5°C - 30°C) 
Food:
Clams 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
  • Convoluta albomaculata
  • Convoluta baltica
  • Convoluta bimaculata
  • Convoluta boehmigi
  • Convoluta böhmigi
  • Convoluta borealis
  • Convoluta boyeri
  • Convoluta chiridotae
  • Convoluta confusa
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2021-01-09 17:45:50 

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Convoluta convoluta (Abildgaard, 1806)

Convoluta convoluta is a small acoel in the family Convolutidae. Native to the Baltic Sea, it invaded the Gulf of Maine in the late 1990s.

Convoluta convoluta (Abildgaard) are always without symbionts Genus Lichmophora (Lichmophora hyalina and L.communis), prey on juvenile bivalve and Hrapactoid-copepods.

Synonymised names:
Convoluta albicincta Schultze, 1851 (junior synonym)
Convoluta armata Graff, 1874 (junior synonym)
Convoluta diesingii Schmidt, 1852 (junior synonym)
Convoluta haustrum Dalyell, 1853 (junior synonym)
Convoluta infundibulum Schmidt, 1861 (junior synonym)
Convoluta johnstoni Diesing, 1862 (junior synonym)
Convoluta paradoxa Ørsted, 1843 (junior synonym)
Monotus albicinctus (Schultze, 1849)
Monotus diesingi Schmidt, 1861
Monotus johnstoni Diesing, 1862 (nomen nudum)
Monotus paradoxa (Claperede, 1861)
Planaria convoluta Abildgaard, 1806 (synonym)

External links

  1. EOL (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  2. Wikipedia (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.
  3. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 30.03.2021.

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