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New Guinea flatworm (385) Print Fact Sheet


Common Name

New Guinea flatworm

Scientific Name

Platydemus manokwari

AUTHOR Graham Jackson
Information from Platydemus manokwari (New Guinea flatworm) (2018) CABI Invasive Species Compendium. (; and Platydemus manokwari. Wikipedia. (; and from Peer J (2015) Discovery in the US of the New Guinea flatworm, one of the worst known invasive species. ScienceDaily. ( Photos 1-2 Platydemus manokwari. Wikipedia. (

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