has been scientifically described very recently and has been found in the wild only in one location on the Great Barrier Reef.
The fact that flatworms
lack these centrosomes calls into question their purpose.
must have all three hosts to continue.
Mr Smith, a conservation biologist who has been with the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust for the last three years, said it arrived in the post from someone who suspected it was a New Zealand flatworm
In the small marine flatworm
Pseudoceros bifurcus, two flatworms
stand up on the hind parts of their bodies, stick out both their penises (each worm has two) and jab them at each other.
1997); and vulnerability to exotic predators including the oyster drills Urosalpinx cinerea and Ocinebrellus inornatus (= Ceratostoma inornata), and the flatworm
Koinostylochus ostreophagus (=Pseudostylochus ostreophagus) and exotic parasites (the copepod Mytilicola orientalis) that have inadvertently been introduced or transferred because of aquaculture or fishery activities (Hopkins 1937, Chapman & Banner 1949, Carl & Guiguet 1957, Woelke 1957, Quayle 1964, Quayle 1988, Bernard 1968, Bernard 1969, Bradley & Siebert 1978, Bower et al.
that causes the tropical disease schistosomiasis has a newly discovered Achilles' heel that drugmakers might be able to exploit.
Some factors influencing predation by the flatworm
, Stylochus ellipticus on oysters.
He's found early-20th-century accounts of a rare freshwater European flatworm
without a functional penis.
To the other one-third subtidal culture industry, owing to the use of off-bottom raft or longline method, the distribution of snails extended to subtidal may be limited and the reported major predator is the flatworm
of Stylochus orientalis.
A newly discovered saltwater flatworm
, pale yellow and about the size of a silver dollar, can take down mollusks in their shells, thanks to a powerful neurotoxin also found in puffer fish.
59 Platyhelminthes Stylochus ellipticus Flatworm