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