• Flatworm Identified!

    September 27, 2010

    The mysterious worm the other day was in fact a bivalve flatworm, or Pseudostylochus ostreophagus, another introduced species from Japan. (Click here to see a map of its distribution in North America.) The flatworm is a particular fan of oyster larvae…  a single worm can eat as many as 50 1-cm-diameter oyster spat per month.

    Thanks to Wanderin Weeta’s blog for the identifying photos & info.

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