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Spotting

Description:

Sluglike creature, however it did move more like a leech. Blackish with lighter latheral stripes. It's pointy "head" kept looking for a place to hide in the same way leeches look for blood.

Habitat:

In our garden in Windwardside, at the foot of the Volcano Mount Scenery in the Caribbean Sea. I found it with a friend in mud under our wooden waterbarrel.

Notes:

As I said before it behaved more like a leech looking for blood, however it did not come towards me but rather was trying to find a way back into the soil. I therefor hope it is not a leech as we had several in the garden and we also have dogs and a cat.

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1 Comment

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 9 months ago

Peculiar! I don't think this is a leech, but rather a flatworm/land planarian.

Looks somewhat reminiscent of the New Zealand flatworm, but your organism doesn't have any spots:
https://eol.org/pages/4976416

It could also be one of the Geoplanidae.

Muckpuk
Spotted by
Muckpuk

Windwardside, Saba, Caribbean Netherlands

Spotted on Oct 17, 2020
Submitted on Oct 18, 2020

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