Laing Island Flatworm (Pseudoceros laingensis)

Also known as Marine Worm, Polyclad Flatworm, Purple-spotted Flatworm, Purple-spotted Yellow Flatworm, Yellow Flatworm

Description

Also known as Marine Worm, Polyclad Flatworm, Purple-spotted Flatworm, Purple-spotted Yellow Flatworm, Yellow Flatworm.

Found singly or in pairs over rubble areas of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on colonial ascidians.
Length - 6.5cm
Depth - ?m
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/Pseudoceros_laingensis

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