Comments This flatworm feeds on the solitary ascidian Corella willmeriana. These are juveniles and there were several inside of each tunicate. Adults seem to be one to a tunicate. After they have eaten the entire contents, they crawl across the rocks to another tunicate. The flatworm has been redescribed by Hilda Ching (1977): Canadian Journal of Zoology 55(2): 338-342. See also a previous posting of E. leoparda.
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Genus Eurylepta
Species leoparda
Authority Freeman, 1933
Family Euryleptidae
Order Polycladida
Location Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
© Copyright Michael D. Miller
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Contribution Sandra Millen, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada