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Blue geoplanarian Varying in length from 30 to 80mm depending on mood. ;-)<br />
Found under a large old log on our property with several other creatures including another member of the genus. Australia,Blue Garden Flatworm,Caenoplana coerulea,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Blue geoplanarian

Varying in length from 30 to 80mm depending on mood. ;-)
Found under a large old log on our property with several other creatures including another member of the genus.

    comments (4)

  1. Fascinating worm, almost leech like. Posted 3 months ago
    1. They're doing well for themselves Ernst. From here they have traveled to many parts of the world. Posted 3 months ago
  2. Such bizarre creature, nice find, Mark! Posted 3 months ago
  3. Oh that's what it is! I found one of these under a plant pot yesterday Mark, sadly deceased and didn't photograph and yet to ID - amazed at the stunning colour. Really helpful to see this, thank you. Posted 13 days ago

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''Caenoplana coerulea'', known as the Blue Planarian or Blue Garden Flatworm is a species of land flatworm, a terrestrial turbellarian.

Similar species: Tricladida
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Jul 9, 2020. Captured in 14 Alexandra St, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia.