Platyhelminthes

Flatworms

Awesome facts

  • They are flat soft bodied Bilateral symmetry, invertebrate animals
  • about half are good and many are parasitic
  • can live anywhere land, fresh and marine water
  • contain about 20,000 species

Meet your parasitic friend the Cestoda (tapeworm)

  • loves to be in the digestive tracts of vertebrates, and eat all those good nutrients from their host
  • are usually 2-8 m long but can be up to 25 m long

Some Platyhelminthes include:

  • Flatworms
  • Tapeworms
  • Monogenea
  • Turbellaria