species: Phrikoceros sp 1 in Lizard Island area: all known taxa (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Phrikoceros sp 1

©Barbara Banks: Phrikoceros sp 1 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 sp 1



Distinguishing features

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

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.

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.