sealord : Photo Keywords : marine invertebrate : I think this flatworm is Cycloporus papillosus. Two individuals were lying on a large colony of the compound ascidian Botryllus schlosseri, on the base of a rock, just south of the Lihou Island causeway. This flatworm was photographed having glided off the ascidian colony on the 9 May 2009. The Botryllus schlosseri colony had been excavated and several deposits of very small eggs were deposited in the depression. I do not know if the flatworms produced the eggs or some other species such as a mollusc.
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