Classification
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  • Japanese
    • 平板動物門
  • English
    • Flatworms
  • Scientific Names
    • Platyhelminthes
  • Spanish
    • Gusanos planos y parientes

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Recent observations

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What

Land Planarians Family Geoplanidae

Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

July 9, 2009

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What

Land Planarians Family Geoplanidae

Observer

nicoolejnik

Date

June 10, 2010

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Observer

dwilson

Date

July 25, 2015

Description

Found a pair of these together under a stone in small forest stream. Curled up when found, but became active when caught. Less than 10mm long.

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What

Land Planarians Family Geoplanidae

Observer

sarahnix184

Date

July 25, 2015 02:02 PM CDT

Description

Found under wood debris near a sewage pond.

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What

Land Planarians Family Geoplanidae

Observer

wbnz

Date

July 19, 2015

Description

On rotten log in woodpile

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What

White Flatworm Pseudoceros luteus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 17, 2015

Description

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What

White Flatworm Pseudoceros luteus

Observer

dpom

Date

July 17, 2015 10:43 AM PDT

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What

Giant Flatworm Kaburakia excelsa

Observer

wendy5

Date

July 15, 2015

Description

This was a rather large Kaburakia excelsa (Giant Flatworm). I often find them here during the minus tides, usually living under rocks.

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What

Giant Flatworm Kaburakia excelsa

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 16, 2015 05:38 AM PDT

Description

Pink! And pretty big, about 1.5" long. Reddish splotch on the back. ID as per Lamb & Hanby, p. 114. Video: https://www.flickr.com/photos/30314434@N06/19164787114/in/datetaken/

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What

Hammerhead Flatworm Bipalium kewense

Observer

cris4

Date

July 8, 2015 12:00 AM CDT

Description

20cm aprox

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What

Planarians Class Turbellaria

Observer

nzwide

Date

July 14, 2015

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What

Flatworms Phylum Platyhelminthes

Observer

absoluteandy

Date

July 11, 2015 09:08 PM NZST
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Description from Wikipedia

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...

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