Sighting

Reiner Richter 21 Jul 2018

Yellow-Stripe Blue Garden Flatworm

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Sighted 21 Jul 2018
Mummel Rd, Nowendoc NSW 2354, Australia

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Identifications

  • Dr Leigh Winsor 1 August 2018
    Rhabditophora
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Platyhelminthes: Rhabditophora
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Notes

  • Dr Leigh Winsor 1 August 2018
    Dr Leigh Winsor says

    Reiner's excellent photos are of a member of the Caenoplana coerulea complex. This specimen differs from the typical C. coerulea in having a more "Royal Blue" dorsal ground colour than the typical dark "Prussian Blue" dorsal colour, with a cream median stripe, and with a lateral pale blue-white stripe. However, the pinkish or yellowish-orange anterior end is typical of the species.

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  • Dr Leigh Winsor 1 August 2018
    Dr Leigh Winsor says

    Reiner's excellent photos are of a member of the Caenoplana coerulea complex. This specimen differs from the typical C. coerulea in having a more "Royal Blue" dorsal ground colour than the typical dark "Prussian Blue" dorsal colour, with a cream median stripe, and with a lateral pale blue-white stripe. However, the pinkish or yellowish-orange anterior end is typical of the species.

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