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Prostheceraeus vittatus candy striped flatworm, white flatworm


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lexID:
6364 
AphiaID:
142820 
Scientific:
Prostheceraeus vittatus 
German:
Weiße Bandplanarie 
English:
Candy Striped Flatworm, White Flatworm 
Category:
Flatworms 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Euryleptidae (Family) > Prostheceraeus (Genus) > vittatus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Montagu, ), 1815 
Occurrence:
Adria (the Adriatic Sea), European Coasts, North Atlantic Ocean, the British Isles, the Mediterranean Sea 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.98" - 1.97" (2.5cm - 5cm) 
Temperature:
41 °F - 77 °F (5°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, No reliable information available, Predatory, Sea squirts 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-13 13:55:58 

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Prostheceraeus vittatus (Montagu, 1815)

Prostheceraeus vittatus lives under stones, on mud in the shallow water. This flatworm has a yellow-white or cream body with numerous dark longitudinal stripes.Prostheceraeus vittatus is such a striking flatworm that it cannot be confused with any other. Prostheceraeus vittatus seems to prefer depths between 10 and 30 metres.

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