Pseudobiceros bedfordi

Persian carpet flatworm
Pseudobiceros bedfordi
Pseudobiceros bedfordi, NSW, Australia, Photo: Tom Davis
Pseudobiceros bedfordi
Pseudobiceros bedfordi, Solitary Islands, NSW, Photo: Ian Shaw
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Pseudobiceros bedfordi
Pseudobiceros bedfordi


Tropical Indo-Pacific


Has distinctive pattern of brown or black background with transverse bilateral pink lines enclosing numerous yellow stripes or spots. Body edges are usually ruffled, underside bright pink. A pair of erect pseudotentacles are visible on the front of the body.


Max Size: 10 cm

Sea Temperature Range: 25.1-30°C

Depth: N/A

Habitat Generalization Index: N/A

Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.

Conservation and Rarity

IUCN Status: Not Evaluated

Occurrence: Infrequent (2.1% of sites)

Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed

Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)

Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.