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The triclads (Tricladida) constitute an order of free-living platyhelminths characterized by a gut divided in three main branches or trunks and by the anterior position of the ovaries, next to the brain. As many other free-living platyhelminthes, the triclads are popularly known as planarians or flatworms.

Triclads inhabit marine environments (Maricola), freshwater bodies (Dendrocoelidae, Dugesiidae, Kenkiidae, Planariidae) and terrestrial habitats (Geoplanidae).


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