APHOTOMARINE

An educational resource dedicated mainly to the photography
and diversity of marine life that can be found in coastal waters
and intertidal areas of Great Britain and Ireland by David Fenwick.

A-P-H-O-T-O Wildlife Stock Image Library
Convoluta convoluta (Abildgaard, 1806) - An Acoela flatworm (Marine Flatworms)
Acoela flatworm
Convoluta convoluta
- dorsal view 1

Acoela flatworm
Convoluta convoluta
- dorsal view 2

Acoela flatworm
Convoluta convoluta
- dorsal view 3

Acoela flatworm
Convoluta convoluta
- dorsal view 4

Acoela flatworm
Convoluta convoluta
- ventral view 1

Specimen above found on Coral weed, Corallina officinalis, in a lowershore pool, on reef between Gyllyngvase and Swanpool, Falmouth, Cornwall. 20.04.15. Specimen above photographed on a 0.1mm division rule.

Acoela flatworm
Convoluta convoluta
- dorsal view 5

Acoela flatworm
Convoluta convoluta
- dorsal view 6

Acoela flatworm
Convoluta convoluta
- ventral view 2

Specimen above found in a sample of Coral weed, Corallina officinalis, collected from a lowershore pool at Albert Pier reef, Penzance, Cornwall. 17.05.15.

Acoela flatworm
Convoluta convoluta
- numerous specimens in various stages of development 1

Specimens above were found on Corallina officinalis, Coral Weed, in a pool on the lowershore at Sennen Cove, Cornwall, 16.06.15.

This white-lined specimen is treated separately as it was once regarded to be a separate species, Convoluta paradoxa. See, British Marine Turbellaria by F.W. Gamble. QUARTERLY JOURNAL
MICROSCOPICAL SCIENCE, Volume XXXIV, 1893. p.445.

APHOTOMARINE supports open source data recording and sharing for the benefit of wildlife, recorders, research, science and education. The project recommends the following websites and works with the following bodies and organisations.

Marine Biological Association MBA

The Marine Biological Association or MBA, based in Plymouth, is one of the world’s longest-running societies dedicated to promoting research into our oceans and the life they support. Since 1884 the MBA has been providing a unified, clear, independent voice on behalf of the marine biological community.It has a growing membership in over 40 countries.

NBN National Biodiversity Network

The National Biodiversity Network or NBN is a charity that supports open source data sharing and recording supporting conservation, science and education. "Why do recorders need open source?". Simply because it supports the core values of wildlife recording and the free use of records and data over a very wide network that includes partners like the Natural History Museum.

The taxonomy used here is based on that of the following database, which is also used by the MBA, NHM and the NBN.

World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS

The World Register of Marine Species or WoRMS.

Convoluta convoluta Acoela Flatworm Marine Flatworm Images
The main objective of this website is in furthering environmental awareness and education through the medium of photography. To increase awareness and access to the wildlife of the region and help
people find and identify it. Sometimes the difference between species is obvious but many species can only be determined by observing microscopic characteristics that are specific to any one species.