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 white stripe along the length. The
underside white with a wide orange and thin black margin. It has a
pair of pseudotentacles that are squarish and ruffled on the sides.
Sisters Island, Jan 10
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his
Pseudotentacles squarish, ruffled on the sided.
Underside white with broad orange
and thin black margin.
Kusu Island, Feb 14
Photo shared by Heng Pei Yan on her blog.
Grateful thanks to Rene Ong for sharing details and identifying the flatworms on this page.
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