species: Pseudoceros lactolimbus cf. in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pseudoceros lactolimbus cf.

©Barbara Banks: Pseudoceros lactolimbus cf. in the Lizard Island lagoon.

©Barbara Banks: Pseudoceros lactolimbus cf. in the Lizard Island lagoon.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Platyhelminthes
Class Rhabditophora
Order Polycladida
Family Pseudocerotidae
Genus Pseudoceros
Species Pseudoceros lactolimbus cf.



Distinguishing features

Black with a pale blue to white margin.


  • Size data has not been obtained.



The specimen photographed here resembles Pseudoceros lactolimbus cf. as illustrated by Newman and Cannon (2003) and by Humann et al (2010). There are no definitive records from the Lizard Island area yet so this identification is tentative.

by Anne Hoggett


Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Humann, P. and N. Deloach (2010). Reef Creature Identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
  • Newman and L.R.G. Cannon, L.J. (1998). Pseudoceros (Platyhelminthes: Polycladia) from the Indo-Pacific with twelve new species from Australia and Papua New Guinea. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 46(2): 293-323. LIRS catalog number LIRS 699.
  • Newman, L.J. and L.R.G. Cannon (2003). Marine flatworms: The world of polyclads CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood, Vic.