Leeches are segmented worms that belong to the phylum Annelida and comprise
the subclass ... Most leech species, however, are predatory, feeding primarily by
swallowing other invertebrates. Almost 7...
Usually when I write these sorts of articles it's about one or a few specific species
of animal or plant, but I'm not familiar enough with any one species of leech, ...
There's a broad estimate of 10-100 million living species on Earth. ... Lets first
take a look at the leech using the classification system that some people may ...
The smallest leeches grow no more than 5 mm, but some big species may get to
be more than 25 cm long. Many leech species have one or more pairs of eyes ...
Mar 10, 2016 ... Hematophagous, or blood-feeding, species are only one type of leech. “The vast
majority of species are [hematophagous],” Siddall tells ...
Leeches are worms that prey on other animals, whether by eating them or
sucking their blood. Throughout the world more than 650 leech species have
Apr 16, 2010 ... Leech (subclass Hirudinea), any of about 650 species of segmented worms (
phylum Annelida) characterized by a small sucker, which contains ...
Leeches are types of worms. Their closest relatives are earthworms. There are
over 650 species of leeches. They differ in size, type of diet and habitat. Leeches
May 3, 2016 ... Animal Species:Leeches. Leeches are annelids or segmented worms, and
although closely related to the earthworms, are anatomically and ...
Mar 14, 2005 ... about leeches is that there is only one kind of leech. In fact ... 700 and 1000
species of leeches worldwide and they can be found in a variety.