Flatworms come in many color combinations. This one was approximately 3" long. This species can regenerate an entire new animal from a detached fragment, and can as well reproduce sexually. They move very slowly by secreating a mat of mucus under their body. Their bright color, as with many marine animals, is a warning to predators that they are very distasteful, and toxic as well.
This species was spotted while scuba diving on a coral reef in Fiji, approximately 65' deep.
Lat: -17.56, Long: 179.10
Spotted on Oct 28, 2009
Submitted on Feb 10, 2015
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