worms > Phylum Platyhelminthes > Class Turbellaria > Order Polycladida
White flatworm
Pseudoceros meenae
Family Pseudocerotidae
updated Feb 2020

Where seen? Sometimes seen on coral rubble and reefs on some of our Southern shores.

Features: 3-4cm long. Body plain white. On body margins are broad bands, from the inside to the outer edge: black, yellow to transparent grey at the outermost edge. Has a pair of pseudotentacles made of simple folds of the body margins.

Pulau Biola, Dec 09
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his flickr.

Cyrene, Jun
Photo shared by Jianlin Liu on facebook.

Pulau Jong, May 10
Photo shared by Toh Chay Hoon on her blog.

Pulau Jong, May 24
Photo shared by Tammy Lim on facebook.

Pulau Jong, Jun 18
Photo shared by Jianlin Liu on facebook.

Grateful thanks to Rene Ong for sharing details and identifying the flatworms on this page.


  • Rene S.L. Ong and Samantha J.W. Tong. 29 October 2018. A preliminary checklist and photographic catalogue of polyclad flatworms recorded from Singapore. Nature in Singapore 2018 11: 77–125
  • Newman, L.J. & Cannon, L.R.G. 1995. Colour pattern variation in the tropical flatworm, Pseudoceros (Platyhelminthes: Polycladida), with descriptions of three new species. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 43(2): 435-446.
  • Newman, Leslie and Lester Cannon. 2003. Marine Flatworms: The World of Polyclads. CSIRO Publishing. 97pp.
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