Platyhelminthes

What is Platyhelminthes?

Platyhelminthes meaning an animal phylum containing four classes of flatworms. Three are parasitic (tapeworms, flukes) and one, the Turbellaria, is free-living and contains coral reef inhabiting species

Image of free-living coral reef flatworm
A free-living polyclad flatworm.

 

reference: Coral Reef Information System – Glossary

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