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Marine Animal Encyclopedia

Exquisite Lined Flatworm Pseudobiceros bedfordi

Divers frequently come across the exquisite lined flatworm on coral reefs. Its striking pattern of pinkish transverse stripes and white dots against a black background make it easily recognizable. The exquisite lined flatworm is usually seen crawling over rocks in search of tunicates and crustaceans, but it is also a fairly good swimmer. Sometimes, the exquisite lined flatworm's head end is reared up and a pair of flaplike tentacles can be seen.

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  • Class Turbellaria
  • Length Up to 3 in (8 cm)
  • Depth Not recorded
  • Habitat Coral reefs
  • Distribution Tropical waters of Indian and western Pacific oceans
Exquisite Lined Flatworm habitat mapzoom image