Invasive, Gross Flatworm New Threat To American Snails
One of the world's worst invasive species has landed in the U.S. It looks really gross, and it's a big threat to native wildlife.By Sebastian Martinez | June 23, 2015
For whatever reason, most people probably don't find snails as cute as this woman apparently does. (Video via Youtube / ck12321212)
But cute or not, snails in the U.S. are facing a threat that anyone would struggle to find cute: the New Guinea flatworm.
This is a picture of the flatworm, Platydemus manokwari, and it's significant because it was taken in Florida, making it one of the first records of the flatworm in the continental U.S.