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Pseudoceros leptostictus dotted flatworm


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lexID:
6533 
AphiaID:
483981 
Scientific:
Pseudoceros leptostictus 
German:
Gepunkteter Plattwurm 
English:
Dotted Flatworm 
Category:
Flatworms 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Pseudocerotidae (Family) > Pseudoceros (Genus) > leptostictus (Species) 
Initial determination:
Bock, 1913 
Occurrence:
Australia, Hawaii, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Raja Amat, Red Sea, South-Africa 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
0.79" - 1.97" (2cm - 5cm) 
Temperature:
68 °F - 80.6 °F (20°C - 27°C) 
Food:
Bryozoans (sea mats), Carnivore, Detritus, Predatory, Sea squirts, Sponges 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-01-16 19:07:28 

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Pseudoceros leptostictus Bock, 1913

The dotted flatworm has a cream-white background with blotchy brown central portion that varies is size. Its scattered white, black, and yellow dots and a black marginal band containing many transverse lines.

It feeds on sponges, ascidians and detritus.

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