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The flatworms are a phylum of relatively simple soft-bodied invertebrate animals.

With about 25,000 known species they are the largest phylum of acoelomates.

Flatworms are found in marine, freshwater, and even damp terrestrial environments.

Most are free-living forms, but many are parasitic on other animals.

There are four classes: Trematoda (Flukes), Cestoda (Tapeworms), Monogenea, and Turbellaria.

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