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worms > Phylum Platyhelminthes > Class Turbellaria > Order Polycladida
Damawan flatworm
Pseudobiceros damawan
Family Pseudocerotidae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? Sometimes seen on remote reefs and also seen by divers on our reefs.

Features: 8-10cm long. Body mottled grey and white background with tiny black spots. Thin black margin and wider orange margin crossed with white bars. The middle of the body usually raised with a light orange stripe along the length. The underside white with a wide orange and thin black margin. It has a pair of erect pseudotentacles on the front of the worm made up of folded edges of the body.

Sisters Island, Jan 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Sisters Island, Jan 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Underside white with broad orange
and thin black margin.


Kusu Island, Feb 14
Photo shared by Heng Pei Yan on her blog.
   

Links

  • Pseudobiceros damawan on Encyclopedia of Life, LifeDesks, Marine Flatworms - Polycladida: Technical fact sheet.

References

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