(Phylum Platyhelminthes) are the simplest of the bilaterally symmetrical
animals, are paper thin, and have their tissues organized into real
organs and organ systems. Among these systems are a central nervous
system with a brain. Free-living marine flatworms are all in the
Class Turbellaria. Most are carnivores.
on the links below to learn more about the different flatworms that
are found in the intertidal of the Gulf of California. To go back
to the Gallery of Marine Life, click here.
take a practice quiz on the Phylum Platyhelminthes, click here.