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Genus Callioplana
Species sp?
Authority -
Family Callioplanidae
Order Polycladida
Location Azores, Atlantic Ocean
© Copyright Prof. Dr. Peter Wirtz,
University of Madeira,
Portugal
Comments This flatworm species is transparent and the internal organs can be seen through the body surface. The gut is highly branched to provide transportation of nutrients to all body parts. It is the multi-branched gut which gives these worms the name Polyclada (from the Greek, meaning "many branches").