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Platydemus manokwari de Beauchamp, 1963, experimental predation on indigenous snail.

The flatworm is preying on a snail: it has been disturbed, thus showing the white cylindrical pharynx on the ventral side, protruding and ingesting soft tissues of the snail. The prey is the helicid Eobania vermiculata, a common snail of the Mediterranean region.

Photography published in:

Justine​, J-L., Winsor L., Gey D., Gros P., & Thévenot J. (2014). The invasive New Guinea flatworm Platydemus manokwari in France, the first record for Europe: time for action is now. PeerJ. 2, e297.

Contents of PeerJ are under a CC-BY 4.0 license.

Photographer: Gross, Pierre. Publisher: Solà, Eduard.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith