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Unidentified flatworm

Pseudobiceros sp.


Platyhelminthes or flat worms are the most primitive of the worm lineage, (they are actually a phylum of their own). On coral reefs many, like the one in the image, will have striking warning colours (aposematic colouration), and false antennae mimicing nudibranchs.


Coral reefs


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Elsa 9 years ago

Ahh.. That's a shame, but there's always another time! Looking forward to see all those birds, dolphins and (fingers crossed) whales :)

LauraMaria 9 years ago

No, we're not unfortunately :( We're just going to dip into Skagerrak Strait and go out around the tip of Norway. But we're supposed to be there within the next 10 days!

Elsa 9 years ago

Thanks alot :) Hey, when are you coming to Norway? Are you going onto land??

LauraMaria 9 years ago

This is a beautiful flatworm, Elsa! :D Those colours are beautiful... By the way, we'll be by Norway in a week, maybe you can come and wave at us haha!

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Spotted on Jul 22, 2010
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