species: Unidentified flatworm 5 in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Unidentified flatworm 5


©Alexander Semenov: Unidentified flatworm 5 near Turtle Beach, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Flatworm about 80 mm long at Watson's Bay, Lizard island, 17 metres depth

©Anne Hoggett: Flatworm about 80 mm long at Watson's Bay, Lizard island, 17 metres depth
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Platyhelminthes
Class Rhabditophora
Order Polycladida
Species Unidentified flatworm 5

Colours

              

Distinguishing features

Black with many small orange spots which are not raised, and a dull blue/purple margin.

Size

  • Up to 8 cm (Observed specimen)

Synonyms

Comments

Resembles Acanthozoon sp 2 in Newman and Cannon (2003).

by Anne Hoggett

Distribution

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References

References that assist with identification

  • Newman, L.J. and L.R.G. Cannon (2003). Marine flatworms: The world of polyclads CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic.