Physical Characteristics

Female's trunk ovoid to sausage shaped, and about 5.9 in (15 cm) long. Proboscis long and bifurcate at the end. When completely extended it can reach 4.9 ft (1.5 m). Trunk and proboscis pale to dark green, caused by presence of a dermal pigment, bonellin. One pair of ventral chaetae. Males 0.039-0.11 in (1-3 mm) long with a ciliated and planariform-like body, without pigment, proboscis, month, anus, or blood vascular system. Male's body occupied mainly by reproductive structures, and the male is often found living within the nephridia (genital sac) of the female.

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