Flower's Flatworm (Pseudobiceros flowersi)

Also known as Banana Skin Flatworm, Leaf Worm, Marine Flatworm, Marine Worm, Polyclad Flatworm, Polyclad Worm

Description

Also known as Banana Skin Flatworm, Leaf Worm, Marine Flatworm, Marine Worm, Polyclad Flatworm, Polyclad Worm.

Found singly or in pairs amongst rubble and sandy areas of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on small crustaceans and invertebrates.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 0-15m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific

Flatworms can move fast along the bottom by rapidly beating tiny hairs which act like millions of feet to propel them along in an undulating manner.
They feed by placing themselves over their victims and sucking in their prey, a tube like extension in its mouth acts as a grinder.
Many flatworms are confused with seaslugs and visa versa. Ref: x

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