Flatworm on ascidian

Flatworm on ascidian

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Caption: Flatworm. Flatworm (Pseudobiceros bedfordi, brown, centre right) resting on an unidentified sea squirt (ascidian). This marine flatworm belongs to the group Polycladida. It is one of the larger flatworms, reaching 5 centimetres in length. Worms belonging to this group are greatly flattened and oval in shape and are often brightly coloured. They can move by gliding along a slime trail secreted by glands. Photographed off Sabah, Malaysia.

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Keywords: animal, ascidian, bornean, borneo, flatworm, invertebrate, invertebrates, malaysian, marine, nature, ocean, platyhelminthes, pseudobiceros bedfordi, sabah, sea, sea squirt, underwater, wildlife, zoology

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