species: Pseudoceros agattiensis in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Pseudoceros agattiensis

©Mike Bok: Pseudoceros agattiensis from Lizard Island.

©Alastair Freeman: Pseudoceros agattiensis from Challenger Bay at southern end of Ribbon Reef 10. Identified in iNaturalist by Alastair Freeman.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Platyhelminthes
Class Rhabditophora
Order Polycladida
Family Pseudocerotidae
Genus Pseudoceros
Species Pseudoceros agattiensis



Distinguishing features

Dorsally black or brown with small white spots and three pale pinkish longitudinal stripes, the outer ones with side branches.


  • Size data has not been obtained.


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References that assist with identification

  • Ryanskiy, A. (2021). Marine Flatworms of the Tropical Indo-Pacific. Reef Id Books.

Other references

  • Dixit, S., S. Bayyana, H. Manjebrayakath, N. Saravanane and M. Sudhakar (2019). Polyclad fauna of Agatti Island, Lakshadweep, India: new records and description of two new species, Zootaxa, 4657(2): 246-260. LIRS catalog number 90427.