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Flatworms

flatworm
Scientific name
Notoplana australis
Common name
Flatworms
Life on the Edge
Page 40
Group
Marine Worms
Where to find
Beneath boulders
Description

The thin, gelatinous bodies of Flatworms allow them to slide between crevices in rocks and absorb oxygen and nutrients directly through the skin by diffusion.

Flatworms are often found on the underside of rocks where they slide across the surface seeking out small encrusting invertebrates.

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