Glorious Flatworm (Pseudobiceros gloriosus)

Also known as Elegant Flatworm, Fuchsia Flatworm, Marine Flatworm, Marine Worm, Polyclad Flatworm, Polyclad Worm, Wavy Flatworm

Description

Also known as Elegant Flatworm, Fuchsia Flatworm, Marine Flatworm, Marine Worm, Polyclad Flatworm, Polyclad Worm, Wavy Flatworm.

Found singly or in pairs amongst sand and rubble areas of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on small crustaceans and invertebrates.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 5-20m
Widespread Indo-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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pseudobiceros_gloriosus

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