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Phrikoceros baibaiye

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Phrikoceros baibaiye (Little Ruby Polyclad Flatworm) - Anilao, Philippines, 2011

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lexID:
12169 
AphiaID:
878906 
Scientific:
Phrikoceros baibaiye 
German:
Zinnoberroter Strudelwurm, Kleiner Rubin 
English:
Vermilion Flatworm; Little Ruby 
Category:
Plathelminthes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Platyhelminthes (Phylum) > (Class) > Polycladida (Order) > Pseudocerotidae (Family) > Phrikoceros (Genus) > baibaiye (Species) 
Initial determination:
Newman & Cannon, 1996 
Occurrence:
Australie, Hawaii, indo pacifique, Indonésie, Nouvelle Calédonie, Philippines, Singapour, Thaïlande 
Sea depth:
3 - 25 Meter 
Size:
3 cm - 4 cm 
Temperature:
°C - 28°C 
Food:
Carnivore 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for aquarium keeping 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Red List:
Not evaluated (NE) 
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Last edit:
2019-06-28 17:54:11 

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Phrikoceros baibaiye Newman & Cannon, 1996

The small flatworm is plain red or orange, orange-brown or rusty, with tiny white dots all over the upper surface. The underside is uniformly plain without dots. The body margin is often highly ruffled and has no coloured margin. Commonly known as The Little Rubin. With erect pseudotentacles at the front made up of folded edges of the body. The mouth appears to the near the centre of the underside of the body.

This small flattworms are more active at night.

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