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Canary Worm

Fletchamia sugdeni

Description:

Approx - 30-35cms in length , vivid yellow , with a slight brown tinge near the mouth. They are active predators and hard to miss. They feed on Small invertebrates , slugs etc and also dead animals.

Habitat:

extremely wet , dark forest.

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5 Comments

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 6 years ago

Congrats! This spotting has been featured as a PN Fact of the Day:

https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

Project Noah Fact of the Day: Flatworms are found in marine, freshwater, and even damp terrestrial environments and have no true circulatory or respiratory system. The Canary worm is found in Tasmania and Australia. The bright yellow color is likely aposematic coloration, though it is not known whether this species is toxic. Its secretions do reportedly have a repugnant taste.

Canary Worm (Fletchamia sugdeni) spotted in Tasmania by PN user CharliePrice:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/123...

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

And featured as a fact of the day!
https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pho...

CharliePrice
CharliePrice 6 years ago

Thankyou Maria and Venusflytrap ....wow first one , thats a bit exciting :)

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 6 years ago

congrats charlie!

Maria dB
Maria dB 6 years ago

Congratulations on this spotting, Charlie - the first one of this species on Project Noah!

CharliePrice
Spotted by
CharliePrice

Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Feb 3, 2015
Submitted on Feb 3, 2015

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