Dendrocoelum lacteum - Dendrocoelum lacteum
This flatworm can be over 2cm in length and is very sticky due to the mucus it produces to help it glide and also to put off potential predators. It is milky white with its gut a more dense white.
Almost anywhere there is water particularly in lakes and rivers.
All year round.
Mainly predatory on crustacea, but also on other species.
Widespread in most of Britain
Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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