Headed down to the Lower Rio Grande Valley for a staff meeting with the other urban wildlife biologists.
Explored Bravo Park in Zapata for a little bit too.
From a plankton tow this morning at 9:50.
A flatworm (Maritigrella fuscopunctata)
A flatworm, possibly Pseudoceros ferrugineus
Found under block of wood on soil.
The flatworms, known in scientific literature as Platyhelminthes or Plathelminthes (from the Greek πλατύ, platy, meaning "flat" and ἕλμινς (root: ἑλμινθ-), helminth-, meaning worm) are a phylum of relatively simple bilaterian, unsegmented, soft-bodied invertebrate animals. Unlike other bilaterians, they have no body cavity, and no specialized circulatory and respiratory organs, which restricts them to having flattened shapes that allow oxygen and nutrients to pass through their bodies by diffusion. The digestive cavity has only one opening...