Sphalloplana holsingeri Kenk, 1977

Holsinger's groundwater planarian



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status




Illinois & Virginia, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Kenk, R. (1977). Freshwater Triclads (Turbellaria) of North America, IX: The Genus Sphalloplana. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, Number 246. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 38 pp. [automatic download]

Other references:

Artois, T. and Tyler, S. (2015). Sphalloplana (Sphalloplana) ductosacculata Livanov & Zabusova, 1940. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at on 2015-12-21

Kenk, R. (1989). Revised list of the North American freshwater planarians (Platyhelminthes: Tricladida: Paludicola). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 476: 1-20.

Tyler, S., Artois, T.; Schilling, S.; Hooge, M.; Bush, L.F. (eds) (2006-2018). World List of turbellarian worms: Acoelomorpha, Catenulida, Rhabditophora. Sphalloplana (Sphalloplana) holsingeri Kenk, 1977. Accessed at: on 2022-04-03


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