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Triple-striped flatworm
Pseudoceros tristriatus*
updated Oct 2016

Where seen? This small white flatworm with three blue lines in the centre of it body is regularly encountered on many of our shores, on coral rubble near living reefs.

Features: 2-4cm long. There is a pair of erect pseudotentacles at the front made up of folded edges of the body, although not always obvious.

Raffles Lighthouse, Aug 06

Pulau Jong, Jun 12
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Sisters Island, Jan 06

*Tentative identification. Species are difficult to positively identify without close examination.
On this website, they are grouped by external features for convenience of display.

Triple-striped flatworms on Singapore shores

Photos of Triple-striped flatworms for free download from wildsingapore flickr

Distribution in Singapore on this wildsingapore flickr map


Pulau Tekukor, Jun 16
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Pulau Tekukor, Jan 17
Photo shared by Richard Kuah on facebook.


Sisters Island, May 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on flickr.

St. John's Island, Feb 13
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.


Pulau Semakau East, Jun 15
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on facebook.

Pulau Semakau East, Jan 16
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Pulau Semakau East, Jan 16
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.

Acknowledgement
With grateful thanks to Leslie H. Harris of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County for comments on this worm and its identification.

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