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Spotted Flatworm


The toxin in flatworms is TTX; a neurotoxin that blocks the signals that go to your muscles. A toxin that is so effective that with a tiny amount; it could switch off your heart. I think that Leah has found the legendary flatworm that the juvenile Many-Spotted Sweetlip pretends to be. Luckily she didn’t eat it! Guardian: Leah Hall

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Cairns, QLD, Australia

Spotted on Oct 20, 2016
Submitted on Oct 20, 2016

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