Persian Carpet Flatworm

On a dive today, we saw a beautiful animal called a flatworm.

Persian Carpet Flatworm

This creature is also know for its name the Persian Carpet Flatworm. They can grow up to ten (10) centimeters. They are found normally alone but sometimes they can found in pairs in shallow waters along corals, rocks and sandy areas.. They Feed on ascidians and shell molluscs. Flatworms can move fast along the bottom by rapidly beating tiny hairs which act like millions of feet to propel them. The flatworms are often confused with Nudibranch or Sea slugs and vise versa.

Photo by Ino Garcia Pausanos

Sunday, September 16, 2012 1:00:00 PM
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