An alien-like worm was found in the US

An alien-like worm was found in the US

The New Guinea flatworm is, as one can guess from its name, from New Guinea. It is only a few millimeters thick, but can grow in length up to 65 millimeters, and, of course, came from New Guinea.

The creature is amazingly strange as it has the mouth right in front of his belly.

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This is something, scientists haven’t seen before in the US.

The New Guinea flatworm is, as one can guess from its name, from New Guinea. It is only a few millimeters thick, but can grow in length up to 65 millimeters, and, of course, came from New Guinea. It is hunting the snails, then wraps around them and swallows them with the mouth hole that is located on its bottom side. It is ranked among the top 100 most invasive species on Earth and is a great threat to native snails in America.

Sure, the worm had been found in a few other countries previously, but it is the first time it has been detected in America.

The flatworm

The flatworm

Experts say that the worm probably came to Florida in 2012 and now it got completely used to the environment and spread across the area.

The discovery of the worm in Florida is especially worrying as previously it had been spotted only on small islands and it can quickly spread to the rest of the US if any measures are not taken against it.

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