17 January, 2024

Polyclad flatworms of California guide

The journal series was nice but a guide is nicer :)

As @anudibranchmom often says, I'm just a monkey with a camera, so please reach out with suggestions, corrections, comments, questions etc.

https://www.inaturalist.org/guides/18779

More formal descriptions and citations in the works!

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Posted on 17 January, 2024 05:50 by nudibitch nudibitch | 8 comments | Leave a comment

04 January, 2024

Mystery flatworm journal series

I started a series of journal posts compiling most of the observations I could find for some of the more commonly seen unknown/undescribed polyclad flatworm species in California:

https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/83837-mystery-flatworms-eurylepta-polka-dot-sp
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88223-mystery-flatworms-purple-pseudoceros-sp
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88224-mystery-flatworms-stylochus-sp
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88225-mystery-flatworms-seagrass-cryptic-sp
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88226-mystery-flatworms-black-midline-black-mustache-sp
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88227-mystery-flatworms-acerotisa-sp
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88228-mystery-flatworms-orange-densely-white-spotted-white-pseudo-tentacles
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88229-mystery-flatworms-enchiridium-sp
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88230-mystery-flatworms-cycloporus-sp
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88231-mystery-flatworms-bellostriatus-look-alike
https://www.inaturalist.org/journal/nudibitch/88232-mystery-flatworms-orange-cycloporus-sp

Hopefully helpful for identifying :) Feel free to reach out/comment corrections or suggestions, happy worm hunting!

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Posted on 04 January, 2024 04:53 by nudibitch nudibitch | 2 comments | Leave a comment

Mystery flatworms - orange cycloporus sp

Posted on 04 January, 2024 04:38 by nudibitch nudibitch | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Mystery flatworms - bellostriatus look-alike

Posted on 04 January, 2024 04:32 by nudibitch nudibitch | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Mystery flatworms - cycloporus sp

Posted on 04 January, 2024 04:30 by nudibitch nudibitch | 1 comment | Leave a comment

Mystery flatworms - enchiridium punctatum look-alike

Posted on 04 January, 2024 04:27 by nudibitch nudibitch | 2 comments | Leave a comment

Mystery flatworms - orange, densely white-spotted, white pseudo tentacles

Posted on 04 January, 2024 04:23 by nudibitch nudibitch | 3 comments | Leave a comment

Mystery flatworms - Acerotisa sp

Posted on 04 January, 2024 04:21 by nudibitch nudibitch | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Mystery flatworms - Black midline + black tentacles

P Luteus has minute white spots and does not have dark spots, P montereyensis has black border on the margin

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/25288244
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/65796007
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/196337432

Posted on 04 January, 2024 04:15 by nudibitch nudibitch | 0 comments | Leave a comment

Mystery flatworms - Seagrass cryptic sp

Posted on 04 January, 2024 04:02 by nudibitch nudibitch | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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