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Hammerhead Worm

bipalium

Description:

Bipalium is a genus of large predatory land flatworms, terrestrial planarians. They are often loosely called "hammerhead worms" or "broadhead planarians" because of the distinctive shape of their head region. - wiki

Notes:

Spotted crawling on the floor of Dayang Bunting Island. Length about 13cm long, the head part looks like the shape of an anchor (I belief that was it's head...).

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2 Comments

BenKula
BenKula 5 years ago

Thanks AshleyT for the ID, before this I really thought it was an earthworm or maybe a leech.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

It's called a hammerhead worm, genus Bipalium https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipalium

BenKula
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BenKula

Kangar, Perlis, Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 22, 2015
Submitted on Aug 28, 2015

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