19 Sep '16, 5am

If you're not familiar with polyclad flatworms, feast yer eyes on this collection of pics.

Marine flatworms are common on all our shores. They range from tiny ones found under rocks to larger ones that roam out in the open. Some are brightly coloured and patterned, others blend with their surroundings. Flatworms are usually more active when it is dark when they busily slide about with elegant ruffles of their body edges, or even swim. What are flatworms? Flatworms are unsegmented worms belonging to the Phylum Platyhelminthes. 'Platyhelminthes' means 'flat worm'. There are about 18,500 species of flatworms, but only about 16% of these are free-living flatworms. Most members of this Phylum are internal parasites. These infest fish and other animals including humans; such as tapeworms and liver flukes. Marine flatworms belonging to the Order Polycladida, however, are not parasites. They are free-living flatworms that earn an honest living by hunting down and eating...

Full article: http://www.wildsingapore.com/wildfacts/worm/polycladida/p...

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