Adelaide's Planarian
Adelaide Hills
Adelaide's Planarian
Adelaide's Planarian (Artioposthia adelaidensis)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Flatworms (Platyhelminthes) - Free-living Flatworms (Rhabditophora)
Order: Planarians (Tricladida)
Family: Flatworm (Geoplanidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Adelaide's Planarian (Artioposthia adelaidensis)
This Photo:     
Other names: Pretty Land Planarian or Flatworm

Thank you Dr Leigh Winsor for identifying and Reiner Richter for confirming the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
1st Live Photo on-line
1st Record on Atlas

Very variable in size, ~45mm, as they can easily stretch out or compress. Weight would be a much more useful measure.

Copyright © 2015-2024 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 16-Nov-2015
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.