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Phrikoceros baibaiye (Little Ruby Polyclad Flatworm) - Anilao, Philippines, 2011
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lexID: 12169 AphiaID: 878906 Scientific: Phrikoceros baibaiye German: Zinnoberroter Strudelwurm, Kleiner Rubin English: Vermilion Flatworm; Little Ruby Category: Flatworms Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Pseudocerotidae (Family) > Phrikoceros (Genus) > baibaiye (Species) Initial determination: Newman & Cannon, 1996 Occurrence: Australia, Hawaii, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, New Caledonia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand Sea depth: 3 - 25 Meter Size: 1.18" - 1.57" (3cm - 4cm) Temperature: - 82.4 °F (°C - 28°C) Food: Carnivore Difficulty: Not suitable for aquarium keeping Offspring: None Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown Red List: Not evaluated (NE) More related species in this lexicon:
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Phrikoceros baibaiye Newman & Cannon, 1996
The small flatworm is plain red or orange, orange-brown or rusty, with tiny white dots all over the upper surface. The underside is uniformly plain without dots. The body margin is often highly ruffled and has no coloured margin. Commonly known as The Little Rubin. With erect pseudotentacles at the front made up of folded edges of the body. The mouth appears to the near the centre of the underside of the body.
This small flattworms are more active at night.
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