Intertidal Flatworm

Intertidal Flatworms

Common Names: Flatworms

Scientific Name: Notocomplana spp. (Notocomplana actinicola, Notoplana acticola, Leptoplana acticola)

Size Range: Up to 6cm (2.3 in. long)

There are many species of marine flatworms and according to Lamb and Hanby (2005) they can be “extremely difficult to identify”.


There will be more information on the flatworms coming soon!

Photos and video by D. Young

References:

Lamb, Andy and Hanby, Bernard. 2005. Marine Life of the Pacific Northwest: A Photographic Encyclopedia of Invertebrates, Seaweeds and Selected Fishes. Harbour Publishing.

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