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Spathula is a genus of dugesiid triclad. Its species are found in Australia and New Zealand.

Until 1977 Spathula was ranked as a subgenus of Dugesia.[2]


Specimens of this genus have a low triangle-shaped head.[3]



  1. ^ *Tyler S, Schilling S, Hooge M, and Bush LF (comp.) (2006-2012) Turbellarian taxonomic database. Version 1.7 Database
  2. ^ Ball, I. R. (1977). "A monograph of genus Spathula (Platyhelminthes : Turbellaria : Tricladida)". Australian Journal of Zoology Supplementary Series 25 (47): 1. doi:10.1071/AJZS047. edit
  3. ^ Ball, I. R.: A contribution to the phylogeny and biogeography of the freshwater triclads (Platyhelminthes: Turbellaria). Biology of the Turbellaria (Edited by: Riser NW and Morse MP). New York: McGraw-Hill New York 1974, 339-401.


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