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Hammerhead Worm

Bipalium sp

Description:

about 15cm (6") long, slimy, Bipalium species are carnivorous; they prey on earthworms which they track from the trails left behind

Habitat:

tropical forest

Notes:

My friend spotted this on a trail on a forested mountain about 30km north of Tuy Hoa. It began to rain a lot as we started a 3 hour trail to the top of the mountain and it was no fun anymore so we turned back. On the way down my friend saw this and pointed it out to me because she knows I'm interested in insects and weird creatures. I would have missed it if it wasn't for her. I had first learned about Hammerhead worms on Noah, so I was really excited to see one in the wild for the first time. I'm not sure if this is in the right category.

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7 Comments

dandoucette
dandoucette 8 years ago

I'm glad Project Noah helped you figure out what it was. Where have you seen this crawling in front of you?

shaansubbaiah007
shaansubbaiah007 8 years ago

have seen this many times crawling in front of me! but i came to know its actual name now.

Moved to the Other category

Dan, similar to my shovel-headed worm: http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/909...

Maybe it should go in the "other" category because it's a planarian?

dandoucette
dandoucette 9 years ago

Thanks harsuame and I agree with you Jack.

oxyjack
oxyjack 9 years ago

Those things are oddly beautiful.

harsuame
harsuame 9 years ago

Franjas bellas

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Tuy Hòa, Tỉnh Phú Yên, Viet Nam

Spotted on Jan 27, 2012
Submitted on Apr 6, 2012

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