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Overview

Distribution

Wakatobi Marine National Park (WMNP), South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia
Collection date: 2006-2007
  • Haapkylä J, Seymour AS, Barneah O, Brickner I, Hennige S, Suggett D, Smith D. 2009.  abstract/note. Association of Waminoa sp. (Acoela) with corals in the Wakatobi Marine Park, South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia. Mar Biol (2009) 156:1021–1027.
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Physical Description

Diagnostic Description

 Convolutidae discoid to obcordate in shape; color results from pigments and symbiotic algae; often with two coexisting species of algal symbionts; brain insunk; mouth ventral and in posterior third of body; rhabdoids present; ovaries and testes paired; with sub-terminal male genital pore. Male copulatory organ composed of muscular seminal vesicle filled with sperm. Female gonopore present or absent. Seminal bursa with 2 or more (2–8) bursal nozzles. Statocyst and eyes absent in mature forms, but present in immature specimens. Frontal organ absent. Epizoic on corals. 
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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Winsor L 1990 (citation)- Key to "free-living" marine turbellaria of north Queensland, Australia. Also, new  species and taxonomic revisons. Key to free-living acoels for Australia. Species and taxa include:   Waminoa litus   Convolutriloba Henelberg and Akesson 1988   Convolutriloba hastifera   Convolutriloba japonica (Kato 1951)   Convolutriloba cf. retrogemma   Amphiscolops   Amphiscolops australis   Wulguru cuspidata   Heterochaerus sargassi (Hyman 1939)   Heterochaerus australis Haswell 1905
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