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Two-coloured flatworm

Caenoplana bicolor

Description:

About 15 mm long, this purplish-grey worm had a flat pale underside and a rounded glossy body which was slightly thicker in the middle. The body narrowed to a thin rounded tip at either end.
Along the upper side of the body and extending through the whole length of the body was a broad median yellow band which was split into three segments by two narrow thin red lines.
It was difficult to make out the head.

Habitat:

Found near a pot plant - urban garden.

Notes:

These terrestrial flatworms feed on small snails, slugs and woodlice. A very interesting find for me.
family: Geoplanidae

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2 Comments

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 6 months ago

Thanks Jae - never thought I'd see one of these, so felt great. I am awaiting confirmation of the species which I am told can be tricky.

Jae
Jae 6 months ago

Great find and awesome serie of photos, Leuba!

Leuba Ridgway
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Leuba Ridgway

Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia

Spotted on Oct 5, 2020
Submitted on Oct 5, 2020

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