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A large polyclad flatworm has been consistently found associated with mortalities of the cultured giant clam, Tridacna gigas (L.) and the fouling pearl oyster Pinctada maculata (Gould) in Solomon Islands. Stylochus (Imogene) matatasi n. sp. is described and a brief account of its biology is given.

Commercial aquaculture in Oceania is currently restricted to the red alga Eucheuma sp., the blacklip pearl oyster, Pinctada margaritifera and penaeid shrimp, principally Penaeus monodon. There have been numerous attempts to cultivate exotic species of bivalves, crustaceans and fish, many of which have been unsuccessful in terms of aquaculture but which have resulted in wild stocks of the exotic species becoming established.