TITLE

Leech

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Leech, or Bloodsucker, a bloodsucking annelid worm. Most leeches live in the sea. Some live in freshwater and others on land. A leech has an elongated body that is soft but tough and is usually blackish or brownish. The body is made up of numerous segments. The adult bears both male and female sex organs and reproduces by cross-fertilized eggs. Leeches range in length from less than 1 inch (2.5 cm) to 12 inches (30 cm) or more.
ACCESSION #
37309658

 

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