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Hammerhead flatworm

Bipalium kewense

Description:

It is a 3 inch long worm that is more like a striped skinny slug with a hammer head shark face.The worm cannot bite or do any harm to humans.It was found under a pot until i saw it crawl on top of the pot to take some pics.The species is very common in this area.It was introduced in horticultural plants and been found in greenhouses since 1901.

Habitat:

Under a pot, it made a burrow of space where it curls up like a snake.

Notes:

It is also known as the Arrowhead worm.

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4 Comments

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 12 months ago

Thanks, This species came in horticultural plants. It has also been found common in American greenhouses since 1901.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 12 months ago

Good one. I'm curious about the introduction and spread in the US.

Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 12 months ago

Thank you Project Noah for the nomination:)

AshleyT
AshleyT 12 months ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Ornithoptera80
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Ornithoptera80

Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 22, 2020
Submitted on Apr 22, 2020

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