A flatworm (Procerodes littoralis)
|Researched by||Morvan Barnes||Refereed by||Admin|
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Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded at a few locations off the coasts of Scotland, Anglesey (Wales) and south-west England but may be under recorded.
HabitatOften found on the smooth undersides of small boulders in gravel or sandy brackish seabeds.
- Up to 7 mm in length, 1 mm in width.
- Transverse bands on body are absent.
- Pointed tentacular lobe on either side of the head.
- Two well separated eyes.
- Three diverging stripes on the head.
- Three major branches to the gut, situated amongst multiple yolk glands.
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Last Updated: 22/05/2008