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Pseudoceros bifurcus  Prudhoe, 1989

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This species grows up to 4 - 5 cm. Marcela Bolanos wrote at Lifedesks (those websites are down): "Dorsal surface with a background varying from green-bluish to cream with an intense purple margin without forming a distinctive marginal band. There is orange elongated spot beginning at the cerebral eyespot fading into a white median stripe that ends close to the posterior margin. Cream pseudotentacles formed by simple folds of the anterior margin with numerous ocella. A single cerebral cluster formed by about 30 eyes. Pharynx with elaborated folds." Distinctive are also the purple lines at the edges of the white median line. Its common name is 'Racing Stripe Flatworm'.
WoRMS: has Pseudoceros bifurcus  Prudhoe, 1989 as synonym of Pseudoceros liparus  Marcus, 1950, but gives no reference for the source of the synonymy. The flatworm specialist Rene Ong stated in a pers. comment "Not P. liparus (though WoRMs listed as such, but description totally don't match)".
Reference:
Tyler, S., Artois, T.; Schilling, S.; Hooge, M.; Bush, L.F. (eds) (2006-2019). World List of turbellarian worms: Acoelomorpha, Catenulida, Rhabditophora. Pseudoceros liparus  Marcus, 1950.
Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=483983 on 2020-01-05
How to cite:
Köhler, E. (2020), published 6 January 2020, Pseudoceros bifurcus  Prudhoe, 1989
available from https://www.Philippine-Sea-Slugs.com/Look-alike/Platyhelminthes/Pseudoceros_bifurcus/Select.htm

 
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