Platydemus manokwari de Beauchamp, 1962 (ITIS)
New Guinea flatworm
Originally described from Papua New Guinea (Justine et al. 2015)
First found in Florida in 2012 (Justine et al. 2015)
Unknown; land flatworms have been known to be introduced in the soil of imported plants (Sluys 2016)
Predator of land snails (Justine et al. 2015)
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Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Platydemus manokwari . [Accessed Sep 21, 2023].
Justine, J., L. Winsor, P. Barrière, et al. 2015. The invasive land planarian Platydemus manokwari (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae): records from six new localities, including the first in the USA. PeerJ.
Sluys, R. 2016. Invasion of the flatworms. American Scientist 104:288–295.