Common Name: flatworm, Scientific Name: Pseudoceros sp., Event #: MOOCUBE_02, Specimen #: XMOO_3585, Location: UC Berkeley Gump Station, Moorea, French Polynesia
About 1" long stretched out, found on underside of cobble. Reared up! Almost 2/3 of its body in the air, for those wondering this important measurement.
A common flatworm found under logs and rocks around here. Perhaps Arthurdendyus?
A common flatworm found under logs and rocks here. Perhaps Australopacifica?
Found under some firewood.
Bright yellow unstriped planarian would be Fletchamia sugdeni in Australia; don't know about in NZ.
The flatworms, known in scientific literature as Platyhelminthes or Plathelminthes (from the Greek πλατύ, platy, meaning "flat" and ἕλμινς (root: ἑλμινθ-), helminth-, meaning worm) are a phylum of relatively simple bilaterian, unsegmented, soft-bodied invertebrate animals. Unlike other bilaterians, they have no body cavity, and no specialized circulatory and respiratory organs, which restricts them to having flattened shapes that allow oxygen and nutrients to pass through their bodies by diffusion. The digestive cavity has only one opening...