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Caenoplana bicolor

3 Two-tone Planarian at Lyneham, ACT

Caenoplana bicolor at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Feb 2022
Caenoplana bicolor at Lyneham, ACT - 28 Feb 2022
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Identification history

Caenoplana bicolor 1 Mar 2022 turb
Unidentified 1 Mar 2022 megsclass

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My class thinks it is some kind of slug. We liked the red and green stripes. Could it be a Christmas Slug? We found in the Lyneham Primary Forest Classroom.

7 comments

turb wrote:
   1 Mar 2022
Your specimen is a beautiful land planarian, Caenoplana bicolor, with a damaged hind end. This will regenerate and the flatworm will eventually will be as good as new.
megsclass wrote:
   1 Mar 2022
Thank you - they will be fascinated to hear this and now we can look it up to find out more information. From the fabulous curious minds of Lyneham Primary.
turb wrote:
   1 Mar 2022
Great! Should you have trouble finding out more about land planarians, let me know and I can send you information.
megsclass wrote:
   3 Mar 2022
We did! Thank you so much for your offer. We are now keen to go and find more creatures to add to the Canberra Nature Map.
:)
Building Keen Entomologist at LPS
   3 Mar 2022
I love that you're doing this with the students, and Canberra Nature Map has massive potential as an interactive learning tool. We have had some students at Lyneham High School get quite involved, some of them now moderators, and as a result there are quite a few sightings around the high school. They have found 3 or 4 species of flatworm here too!
megsclass wrote:
   3 Mar 2022
Thank you. You can never start too young! My class is are in Year 1 / 2 and they are keen to explore and know more. We shall keep on posting.
SamC_ wrote:
   30 Mar 2022
Glad to see Lyneham Primary getting engaged with Canberra Nature Map and in the Forest Classroom. As a former student in 2017 and 2018 (Year 5&6), I know you and your class will see some stunning observations in and around the school. Best wishes with your sightings.

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  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 28 Feb 2022 12:49 PM Recorded on
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