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Pericelis byerleyana Leopard Flatworm

Pericelis byerleyanais commonly referred to as Leopard Flatworm. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not suitable for aquarium keeping. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.


Profilbild Urheber Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater

Pericelis-byerleyana-k05-110724, Pericelis byerleyana,70mm,Kwajalein 2014


Courtesy of the author Scott & Jeanette Johnson, Kwajalein Unterwater Please visit www.underwaterkwaj.com for more information.

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lexID:
14119 
AphiaID:
483910 
Scientific:
Pericelis byerleyana 
German:
Leopard-Strudelwurm 
English:
Leopard Flatworm 
Category:
Flatworms 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > Rhabditophora (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Diposthidae (Family) > Pericelis (Genus) > byerleyana (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Collingwood, ) Laidlaw, 1902, 1876 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, (the) Maldives, Australia, Borneo (Kalimantan), Fiji, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Aqaba / Gulf of Eliat, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Java, Laccadive Sea, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Micronesia, New Zealand, Palau, Red Sea, Singapore, Somalia, South-Pazific, Tuvalu, Western Indian Ocean 
Sea depth:
12 - 15 Meter 
Size:
7,0 cm 
Temperature:
°F - 78.8 °F (°C - 26°C) 
Food:
Carnivore, No reliable information available, Predatory 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
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:
2021-09-25 11:55:06 

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Pericelis byerleyana (Collingwood, 1876) Laidlaw, 1902

This is a common, relatively large species usually found under large rocks in shallow water at Kwajalein and Enewetak Atolls.

Very similar to Pericelis tectivorum.

Pericelis byerleyana : marbled with brown rings, including roundish spaces of whitish colour
Pericelis tectivorum: white ovals on brown background

Synonymised names:
Typhlolepta byerleyana Collingwood, 1876

External links

  1. Pericelis byerleyana ( Collingwood, 1876 ) (en). Abgerufen am 25.09.2021.
  2. underwaterkwaj.com (en). Abgerufen am 23.09.2021.
  3. WoRMS (en). Abgerufen am 23.09.2021.

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