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Leopard flatworm
Pseudoceros pardalis
Verrill, 1900

Description:
Body dorso-ventrally flattened. Easily recognized by the bright coloring. Reddish-brown with larger orange and smaller yellow spots. Small white spots along the edges. Two small sensory antennae on its head. The edge is wavy.
Size: length up to 5 cm.

Habitat:
The flatworm lives on the coral reefs, often hidden beneath the rocks or rubble. It may swim in the open using the edge of its body.
Depth: ranges from 1 m down to 25 m.

Distribution:
Occasional all over the Caribbean.

Leopard flatworm (Pseudoceros pardalis)