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worms > Phylum Platyhelminthes > Class Turbellaria > Order Polycladida
Scintillating flatworm
Pseudoceros scintillatus
Family Pseudocerotidae
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? More often seen by divers. On the intertidal, this tiny flatworm is sometimes seen on our reefs, mostly in the South.

Features: 1cm long. Body usually with white ovals of various sizes on a dark background. Edges bright orange.

Chek Jawa, Jul 18
Photo shared by Choo Yi Feng on facebook.

Pulau Jong, Apr 15
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

With grateful thanks to Rene Ong for identifying this flatworm.


  • Newman, Leslie and Lester Cannon. 2003. Marine Flatworms: The World of Polyclads. CSIRO Publishing. 97pp.
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