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Obama maculipunctata

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Rhabditophora
Suborder  Continenticola
Phylum  Platyhelminthes
Order  Tricladida
Family  Geoplanidae
Obama maculipunctata

Obama maculipunctata is a species of Brazilian land planarian in the subfamily Geoplaninae.

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Description

Obama maculipunctata is a medium-sized land planarian with a lanceolate body. The largest specimens reach more than 70 mm in length. The color of the dorsum is composed by a light-brown background covered with numerous fine black spots, as well as irregular grey flecks more concentrated at the sides, giving it a marbled aspect. The ventral side pale-yellow in the anterior third and orange in the middle and posterior thirds.

The several eyes of O. maculipunctata are distributed marginally in the first millimeters of the body and posteriorly become dorsal, occupying around 20% of the body width at the median third of the body.

Etymology

The specific epithet maculipunctata (Latin for spotted and punctate) refers to the numerous flecks and dots covering the animal's dorsum.

Distribution

The habitat of O. maculipunctata includes moist forests in northeast Rio Grande do Sul and east Santa Catarina, southern Brazil, as well as plantations of Araucaria angustifolia and Pinus spp.

References

Obama maculipunctata Wikipedia


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