Arthurdendyus triangulatus

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Arthurdendyus triangulatus


Taxonavigation: Geoplanoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Classis: Turbellaria
Subclassis: Seriata
Ordo: Tricladida
Subordo: Continenticola
Superfamilia: Geoplanoidea

Familia: Geoplanidae
Subfamilia: Rhynchodeminae
Tribus: Caenoplanini
Genus: Arthurdendyus
Species: Arthurdendyus triangulatus


  • Arthurdendyus triangulatus (Dendy, 1894)



additional references[edit]

  • Blackshaw, R.P. 1990: Studies on Artioposthia triangulata (Dendy) (Tricladida: Terricola), a predator of earthworms. Annals of applied biology, 116: 169–176. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.1990.tb06596.x
  • Blackshaw, R.P. 1997: Life cycle of the earthworm predator Artioposthia triangulata (Dendy) in Northern Ireland. Soil biology and biochemistry, 29: 245–249. doi: 10.1016/S0038-0717(96)00090-9
  • Blackshaw, R.P. 1997: The planarian Artioposthia triangulata (Dendy) feeding on earthworms in soil columns. Soil biology and biochemistry, 29: 299–302. doi: 10.1016/S0038-0717(96)00093-4
  • Boag, B. et al. 1995: The potential spread of terrestrial planarians Artioposthia triangulata and Australoplana sanguinea var. alba to continental Europe. Annals of applied biology, 127: 385–390. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.1995.tb06682.x
  • Boag, B.; Deeks, L.; Orr, A.; Neilson, R. 2005: A spatio-temporal analysis of a New Zealand flatworn (Arthurdendyus triangulatus) population in western Scotland. Annals of applied biology, 147: 81–88. ISSN: 0003-4746 doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7348.2005.00017.x
  • Boag, B.; Yeates, G.W. 2001: THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF THE NEW ZEALAND FLATWORM, A PREDATOR OF EARTHWORMS, IN WESTERN EUROPE. Ecological applications, 11: 1276–1286. doi: 10.1890/1051-0761(2001)011[1276:TPIOTN]2.0.CO;2
  • Boag, B.; Neilson, R.; Scrimgeour, C.M. 2006: The effect of starvation on the planarian Arthurdendyus triangulatus (Tricladida: Terricola) as measured by stable isotopes. Biology and fertility of soils, 43: 267–270. ISSN: 0178-2762 (Print) 1432-0789 (Online) doi: 10.1007/s00374-006-0108-3
  • Christensen, O.M.; Mather, J.G. 2001: Long-term study of growth in the New Zealand flatworm Arthurdendyus triangulatus under laboratory conditions. Pedobiologia, 45: 535–549. doi: 10.1078/0031-4056-00105
  • Johns, P. et al. 2009: 5. Phylum Platyhelminthes: flatworms, tapeworms, flukes. Pp. 102-128 in: Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 1. Kingdom Animalia. Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN 9781877257728
  • Mather, J.G.; Christensen, O.M. 2003: Difference in morphometric performance of the New Zealand flatworm Arthurdendyus triangulatus in earthworm species-poor and -rich habitats at Benmore, Scotland. Pedobiologia, 47: 371–378. doi: 10.1078/0031-4056-00200
  • Rae, R.G.; Robertson, J.; Wilson, M.J. 2005: Susceptibility of indigenous UK earthworms and an invasive pest flatworm to the slug parasitic nematode Phasmarhabditis hermaphrodita. Biocontrol science and technology, 15: 623–626. doi: 10.1080/09583150500086870

Vernacular names[edit]

English: New Zealand flatworm