Entry from British & World English dictionary
An orange or yellow terrestrial flatworm up to 8 cm in length, accidentally introduced from Australia to Britain where it is destroying earthworm populations.
- Coenoplana alba, order Tricladida, class Turbellaria.
- One subplot deals with Australian flatworms that were introduced to Scotland.
- A second introduced species, the Australian flatworm, has been spreading northwards in Britain.
- The New Zealand flatworm is concentrated in southern Scotland and the Australian flatworm in southwest England.
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