Invasive Obama flatworm, also new to California on iNat

Multiple specimens of an invasive land flatworm were documented in a Campbell, CA nursery this week.

Obama nungara flatworms eat land snails and earthworms - and there were zero snails and near-zero earthworms at this location, which was unusual. I hope these flatworms don't spread to wild areas and go after our native snails. For more on Obama nungara, and their establishment in France:

The magazine version: https://theconversation.com/obama-nungara-how-a-flatworm-from-argentina-jumped-the-atlantic-and-invaded-france-131186

And the paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7007977/

Anotado por anudibranchmom anudibranchmom, 24 de noviembre de 2021 a las 05:49 PM

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