species: Pseudobiceros bedfordi in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pseudobiceros bedfordi

©Lyle Vail: Pseudobiceros bedfordi at Day Reef near Lizard Island

©Brogan Mancell: Pseudobiceros bedfordi at Clam Garden, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Pseudobiceros bedfordi at lagoon entrance, Lizard Island (29 Feb 2016)
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Platyhelminthes
Class Rhabditophora
Order Polycladida
Family Pseudocerotidae
Genus Pseudobiceros
Species Pseudobiceros bedfordi



Distinguishing features

Distinctive colour pattern of irregular pinkish streaks outlined in black on a dark base colour and covered with small yellow/white spots between the streaks.


  • From 7 cm to 8 cm (Length of specimen)


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Newman, L.J. and L.R.G. Cannon (2003). Marine flatworms: The world of polyclads CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic.
  • Ryanskiy, A. (2021). Marine Flatworms of the Tropical Indo-Pacific. Reef Id Books.