Brown Flatworm

Notoplana australis (Schmarda, 1859)

This brown flatworm has two ocelli (eye spots). These are simple eyes that can detect light allowing this species to move out of the light into darker areas such has under rocks and dark crevices.

How to identify Notoplana australis?

What habitats does Notoplana australis live in?

Under rocks away from the light in the lower intertidal zone

What is the distribution of Notoplana australis?

South-east Australian coastline including all of Tasmania and can also be found in New Zealand

How big does Notoplana australis grow?

Can grow up to around 40mm

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