species: Phrikoceros baibaiye in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Phrikoceros baibaiye

©Barbara Banks: Phrikoceros baibaiye 20 to 25 mm long found under coral rubble at Big Vicki's Reef, Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Platyhelminthes
Class Rhabditophora
Order Polycladida
Family Pseudocerotidae
Genus Phrikoceros
Species Phrikoceros baibaiye



Distinguishing features

Orange with numerous tiny white spots on dorsal surface that finish abruptly to leave a bright orange margin.

Id based on Ryanskiy (2021). Very similar to photo from Bali, Indonesia labelled Phrikoceros sp 3 by Newman and Cannon (2003, p. 72).


  • Up to 2.5 cm (length of photographed specimen)



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.

Other references

  • Newman, L. and L.R.G. Cannon (1996). New genera of pseudocerotid flatworms (Platyhelminthes; Polycladida) from Australian and Papua New Guinean coral reefs, Journal of Natural History, 30: 1425-1441. LIRS catalog number LIRS 2211.