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Kontikia ventrolineata


Short description of Kontikia ventrolineata,

1-2 cm long, 1-2 mm wide, oval to circular in section. Black with two narrow dark grey lines either side of the dorsal midline. Many eyes.

Description of Kontikia ventrolineata, status in GB

Flatworm found in a few widely scattered localities.

Habitat summary: Kontikia ventrolineata,

Damp woodland, gardens, plant nurseries and adjacent land.  Usually found under stones, planks, plastic sacks and other refuges on the soil surface.

Overview table

Environment: Terrestrial
Species status: Non-Native
Native range: Australia, New Zealand
Functional type: Predator
Status in England: Non-Native
Date of first record: 1840

Distribution map

Map of the UK with areas shaded to show the UK distribution of

GB Distribution from NBN Atlas

Author's name:

Hugh Jones

Last updated:

September 23rd 2016

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