Amakusaplana acroporae

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Amakusaplana acroporae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Platyhelminthes
Class: Turbellaria
Order: Polycladida
Family: Prosthiostomidae
Genus: Amakusaplana
Species: A. acroporae
Binomial name
Amakusaplana acroporae
Rawlinson, Gillis, Billings & Borneman, 2011

Amakusaplana acroporae, the Acropora-eating flatworm or AEFW, is a species of free-living marine turbellarian flatworms in the genus Amakusaplana.[1]

This species preys on the genus Acropora in reef aquariums.[2]


  1. ^ Taxonomy and life history of the Acropora-eating flatworm Amakusaplana acroporae nov. sp. (Polycladida: Prosthiostomidae). K. A. Rawlinson, J. A. Gillis, R. E. Billings Jr. and E. H. Borneman, Coral Reefs, September 2011, Volume 30, Issue 3, pages 693-705, doi:10.1007/s00338-011-0745-3
  2. ^ Things that Suck: Acropora Eating Flatworms, by Mitch Carl, in ReefKeeping online magazine

External links[edit]

Amakusaplana acroporae at the Encyclopedia of Life