flatworms text index | photo index
worms > Phylum Platyhelminthes > Class Turbellaria > Order Polycladida
Sapphire flatworm
Pseudoceros caeruleocinctus
Family Pseudocerotidae
updated Feb 14

Where seen? This beautiful worm was seen once, at Tuas.

Features: About 4cm long. Body background black to reddish brown, margin bright blue, the outer margin comprising black with a very fine white outermost margin. Underside uniformly black with a fine white margin. The body is usually not highly ruffled. It has a pair of erect pseudotentacles at the front made up of folded edges of the body.

Tuas, Apr 05
   

Pseudotentacles made up of folded
edges of body margin.

Sapphire flatworms on Singapore shores

Photos of Sapphire flatworms for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map

Links

  • Pseudoceros sapphirinus on Encyclopedia of Life, LifeDesks, Marine Flatworms - Polycladida: Technical fact sheet.
References
www.flickr.com
FREE photos of flatworms. Make your own badge here.
links | references | about | email Ria
Spot errors? Have a question? Want to share your sightings? email Ria I'll be glad to hear from you!
wildfactsheets website©ria tan 2008