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Arun
Arun 5 years ago

@medusasnakes123 !! what happen ;)

medusasnakes123
medusasnakes123 5 years ago

eweww

Arun
Arun 7 years ago

Thanks for your info @dandoucette !!!

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

I have more experience with land leeches than I would have ever imagined or cared for! There is an interesting link in my notes and the comment thread in this spotting.
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/574...

dandoucette
dandoucette 7 years ago

This should be in the 'Other' category. I wasn't sure where it should be placed either but just found this 'Leeches have straight digestive tubes, like both annelids and arthropods. But all leeches have a clittelum, a structure never found in arthropods. The clitellum is a modified part of the body wall which secretes a cocoon around newly produced offspring. The presence of the clittelum keeps leeches in the annelid phylum, despite their many arthropod characteristics.

India

Lat: 10.24, Long: 77.49

Spotted on Sep 10, 2011
Submitted on Sep 11, 2011

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