Candy striped flatworm (Prostheceraeus vittatus)
|Researched by||Ken Neal||Refereed by||Admin|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandFound in the North Sea, English Channel and Atlantic coasts of Britain and Ireland.
HabitatUnder stones on mud in the low intertidal and shallow subtidal. Has been observed by SCUBA crawling on sand in Plymouth Sound and off Dinas Head, Pembrokeshire (pers. obs.).
- A worm with clear cephalization.
- Body dorso-ventrally flattened and lacks segmentation.
- Yellow-white body with many dark longitudinal stripes.
- Anterior end bears marginal tentacles.
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Last Updated: 24/04/2008