species: Phrikoceros sp 2 in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Phrikoceros sp 2


©Barbara Banks: Phrikoceros sp 2 at Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group. About 3 cm.

©Barbara Banks: Phrikoceros sp 2 at Palfrey Island, Lizard Island Group.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Platyhelminthes
Class Rhabditophora
Order Polycladida
Family Pseudocerotidae
Genus Phrikoceros
Species Phrikoceros sp 2

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Distinguishing features

An orange/brown flatworm with white pseudotentacles and scattered, tiny white spots on the dorsal surface.

This is similar to a photograph listed as Phrikoceros sp 1 from Heron Island, Qld., by Newman and Cannon (2003, p. 72). That specimen has white spots mostly confined to the margin whereas they are more scattered in the Lizard Island specimen.

Size

  • Size data has not been obtained.

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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.