Racing Stripe Flatworm (Pseudoceros bifurcus)

Also known as Blue Flatworm, Blue Pseudoceros Flatworm, Marine Worm, Polyclad Flatworm, Purple Flatworm, Racing Stripes Flatworm, Red-tipped Flatworm, Ribbon Flatworm

Description

Also known as Blue Flatworm, Blue Pseudoceros Flatworm, Marine Worm, Polyclad Flatworm, Purple Flatworm, Racing Stripes Flatworm, Red-tipped Flatworm, Ribbon Flatworm.

Found singly or in pairs on coral and rubble areas of coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on colonial ascidians.
Length - 6cm
Depth - 1-20m
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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