Found in the garden next to the north science building underneath log rounds of a Monterey pine.
Medida: 6 cm aproximadamente
Turbellaria: Geoplanidae: Newzelandia sp.
I have seen this distinctive red flatworm a total of five times now, always within one small area of Woodhaugh Gardens.
Between 15 and 60 mm long. Found under a flower-pot.
We think it's a flatworm because it doesn't have segments,it's flat and smooth but it is a bright pinky orange
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...