Definition of Australian flatworm in English:

Australian flatworm

Line breaks: Aus|tra¦lian flat|worm

noun

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
More example sentences
  • 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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