Dendrobaena orientalis Cernosvitov, 1940


Description - External. Body length 36 – 53 mm, diameter 2 – 4 mm, 100 – 108 segments.Colour in alcohol deep red-violet, more intensive on dorsum. Prostomium tanilobic. First dorsal pore in intersegmental furrow 7/8. Setae unpaired. Two pairs of spermathecal pores in furrows 9/10 and 10/11 in setal line c. Nephridial pores irregularly alternate between setal lines b and d. Clitellum on segments xxiii, xxvi-xxxiii, tubercular bands consistently on segments xxx-xxxii. Genital papillae on ab xi, xiv–xvi, xxvi.


Internal. Calciferous lamellae in segments xi-xiv, and diverticula in segments xi-xii. Last pairs of hearts in segment xi, extraoesophageals lacking. Nephridial bladders are biscuit-shaped (octaedra type). Testes and funnels paired in segments x-xi,  seminal vesicles in segments ix, xi, xii. Spermathecae sessile in segments ix, x, and open in setal line c.


Distribution ?Armenia, ?Turkey, Israel, Lebanon