Flatworms

The New Zealand flatworm is a non-native species, first recorded in Great Britain in Edinburgh (1965), but now widely distributed throughout much of Scotland and, to a lesser extent, northern England.

A Code of Practice has been produced for this and other non-native flatworms in GB. This is a practical guide to help producers and traders of nursery stock detect and limit the spread of non-indigenous flatworms, notably the 'New Zealand' flatworm, Arthurdendyus triangulatus, and the 'Australian' flatworm, Australoplana sanguinea.

Download the Non-native Flatworm Code of Practice here.

Follow the links below for additional resources and information about these species:

Invasive Alien Species Fact Sheet: Arthurdendyus triangulatus - NOBANIS (downloaded from website March 2014)

Invasive Species Compendium: Arthurdendyus triangulatus (New Zealand flatworm) - CABI website (11 March 2014)

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