imbala

imbala

Posted on 07/05/2014


Photo taken on May 27, 2014


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flatworm
Wilsons Creek NSW
Australian native
terrestrial planarian worm
Caenoplana coerulea


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terrestrial planarian worm (Caenoplana coerulea)

terrestrial planarian worm (Caenoplana coerulea)
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Andrew Trundlewagon
Andrew Trundlewagon
Very Cool, How long is it? I don't think we get terrestrial flatworms here, only little grey ones under rocks in water. Thanks, I have never seen anything like it before.
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
imbala has replied to Andrew Trundlewagon
Wiki says 6 to 12 cm. Like most worms, it can stretch and shrink. Apparently this native Aussie worm has been accidentally introduced into several states in the USA, and into Ireland.

Here's one I found guarding its young: www.ipernity.com/doc/297345/20027869
And here are more that I've come across: www.ipernity.com/search/photo?w=0&q=terrestrial+planarian+worm+%28Caenoplana+coerulea%29
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.