seen? This richly patterned flatworm is more often encountered
by divers. It is sometimes in the intertidal near living reefs on
our Southern shores.
Features: 8-10cm long. Body with
a distinctive rich pattern of stripes in black, brown and rose pink
with tiny white dots. The stripes curve from the centre of the body
to the sides. The edges of the body is black with white dots and is
usually highly ruffled when the worm is in the water. The underside
is uniformly pale pink with a black margin. It has a pair of erect
pseudotentacles on the front of the worm made up of folded edges of
What does it eat? It eats ascidians
and other small crustaceans.
Cyrene Reef, Mar 07
Underside pink with black margin.
Pulau Hantu, Jan 06
made up of folded body edges.
carpet flatworms on Singapore shores
photos of persian carpet flatworms on Singapore shores