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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...

10 Juicy Facts About Leeches | Mental Floss

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Mar 10, 2016 ... Hematophagous, or blood-feeding, species are only one type of leech. “The vast majority of species are [hematophagous],” Siddall tells ...

Leeches - BioKIDS - Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species, - University of ...

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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 ...

How to Identify and Remove the 4 Different Types of Leeches

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Mar 3, 2008 ... Discusses the four different types of leeches and how to remove them. ... a leech, it was most likely a terrestrial species of planarian that had no ...

All about Leeches - Center for Invertebrate Biology

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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.

Different Kinds of Leeches | Animals - mom.me

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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 been ...

leech | annelid | Britannica.com

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Leech (subclass Hirudinea), any of about 650 species of segmented worms ( phylum Annelida) characterized by a small sucker, which contains the mouth, at the ...

"Tyrant King" Leech Discovered, Attacks Orifices

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Apr 16, 2010 ... The new species—dubbed Tyrannobdella rex, or "tyrant leech king"—was discovered in the remote Peruvian Amazon, according to a new ...

Leech | EcoSpark

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Some parasitic species feed exclusively on invertebrate hosts, such as worms, other leeches, snails, and crustaceans, but most of them parasitize vertebrates ...

Leeches - Australian Museum

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May 3, 2016 ... Animal Species:Leeches. Leeches are annelids or segmented worms, and although closely related to the earthworms, are anatomically and ...

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The biology of Leeches. - NatureNorth.com

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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, ...

freshwater leech

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The Freshwater Leech, also known as "North American Leech" or the ... The Freshwater Leech is a parasite that feeds on the blood of fish, frogs, ... SPECIES  ...

Leeches Facts - SoftSchools

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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  ...