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Leopard Flatworm

Myoramyxa pardalota

The Leopard Flatworm is a turbellarian worm in the phylum Platyhelminthes, literally ‘flat worms’. Although a marine species, this particular flatworm is particularly interesting as it lives a long distance from the sea water, typically found under rocks and rotting logs around mangroves. The Leopard Flatworm has a relatively thick, fleshy and oval body, and is well camouflaged against the mud by its brown body and dark spots.

It is moderately common in southern Queensland.

Leopard Flatworm (Myoramyxa pardalota)
Leopard Flatworm (Myoramyxa pardalota), Wild Guide to Moreton Bay

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