Kōrero: Earthworms

Leech

The Hirudinea class of worms are predaceous (bloodsucking) leeches. This is the front end of a leech, showing the proboscis (feeding and sucking tube) and front body segments.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gregor Yeates, 'Earthworms - What are earthworms?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15486/leech (accessed 9 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Gregor Yeates, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008