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Brilliant flatworm
Pseudobiceros fulgor *
Family Pseudocerotidae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? This flatworm with fine lines is sometimes seen on our Northern shores. 'Fulgor' means 'brilliant' or 'flashy' or 'lightning' and 'splendor' in Latin.

Features: 8-10cm long. Usually with deep ruffles. Body red, brown to black, with fine white parallel lines from the centre to the sides. Black wide margin with fine white lines parallel to the edge.The underside is plain pink with wide plain black margin. It has a pair of erect pseudotentacles at the front made up of folded edges of the body. Juveniles may have fewer lines.

Chek Jawa, Jul 02

Pulau Semakau, Feb 08

Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her flickr.

Brilliant flatworms on Singapore shores

Photos of Brilliant flatworms for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Pulau Sekudu, Aug 13
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Pulau Sekudu, May 09

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.


Chek Jawa, Jul 13

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.



Seringat-Kias, Nov 14

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Seringat-Kias, Nov 14

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.


Pulau Semakau, Nov 12

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Terumbu Semakau, Nov 12

Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

Terumbu Pempang Kecil, Jan 15

Photo shared by Jerome Lim on his blog.

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