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Pseudoceros montereyensis Monterey flatworm

Pseudoceros montereyensisis commonly referred to as Monterey flatworm. Difficulty in the aquarium: Cold water animal. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


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Pseudoceros montereyensis,2017


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lexID:
13053 
AphiaID:
Scientific:
Pseudoceros montereyensis 
German:
Monterey Strudelwurm 
English:
Monterey Flatworm 
Category:
Flatworms 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Pseudoceritidae (Family) > Pseudoceros (Genus) > montereyensis (Species) 
Initial determination:
Hyman, 1953 
Occurrence:
Northeast Pacific Ocean, USA 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
up to 1.57" (4 cm) 
Temperature:
°F - 59 °F (°C - 15°C) 
Food:
No reliable information available, Predatory, Sea squirts 
Difficulty:
Cold water animal 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
More related species
in this lexicon:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2020-05-29 20:33:57 

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Pseudoceros montereyensis Hyman, 1953

Large oval Polyclad flatworm with ruffled margin. White with mid-dorsal black line tinged with red; continuous black line around margin except between anterior tentacles; dorsum speckled with elongate black marks and fewer white spots and red flecks.

Similar to Eurylepta californica (has criscossing black lines instead of spots & lacks black line around lateral edge of body).

Pseudoceros montereyensis prey on compound tunicates.

External links

  1. seanet.stanford.edu (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.

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