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Marbled flatworm
awaiting identification
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? This small flatworm is sometimes seen on Beige asicidians that are growing under rocks. So far, only seen on our northern shores.

Features: 1-3cm long. Body pale beige with dark markings, irregular dark stripe along the middle. Body edge with irregular dark finger-shaped patches and a fine narrow orange line cutting across the patches. When one flatworm was removed, there was a circular hole in the encrusting ascidian under it. Did the flatworm eat the ascidian?

Tanah Merah, Dec 10

Chek Jawa, Jul 16
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.

*Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Marbled flatworms on Singapore shores

Photos of Marbled flatworms for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

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