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Racing stripe flatworm

Racing stripe flatworm swims over Discosoma coral Location & date Chocolate Island, Malapascua, Philippines. 16th November 2014 Subject The racing stripe flatworm Pseudoceros bifurcusĀ is a ‘say what you see’ species. The distinctive white stripe with dark border easily identifies this species. This example has a cut, possibly a bite mark, on one side. This particular […]

Racing Stripe Flatworm on colourful coral

Double-spined urchin

Double-spined or banded sea urchin

The double-spined or banded sea-urchin Echinothrix calamaris   Location & date Malapascua, Philippines: 14th November 2014 Subject A close-up of the banded (or double-spined) sea urchin Echinothrix calamaris showing the translucent anal papilla (which looks like a glitter ball). The banded spines can clearly be seen, as well as the five naked areas of test […]