Sighting

Reiner Richter 15 Jan 2016

?Australopacifica Flatworm

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Sighted 8 Nov 2015
Big Waterhouse Lake Track, Waterhouse TAS 7262, Australia

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Identifications

  • Reiner Richter 10 May 2018
    Seriata
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    Taxonomy: Animalia: Platyhelminthes: Turbellaria: Seriata
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Notes

  • Dr Leigh Winsor 28 January 2016
    Dr Leigh Winsor says

    The beautiful planarians shown in Reiner's great photos are all Lenkunya munda. Lenkunya means beautiful as all the species so far assigned to this genus are attractively marked; munda, means clean and neat. This species is found mainly along the northern coast and the north eastern "wedge" of Tasmania extending to Hobart. It is also present on some of the islands in Bass Strait, throughout eastern Victoria and extending into New South Wales. The species is very tolerant of waterlogged conditions, and can often be found close to water along creeks and dams. It exhibits some variation in colour and pattern, and there may well be more than one species within "munda".

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