Leech, light micrograph

Leech, light micrograph

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Credit: DR KEITH WHEELER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Leech (Helobdella stagnalis), light micrograph. This blood-sucking leech is found in freshwater. It feeds on invertebrates, using its proboscis (not seen). Leeches are hermaphrodites and both eggs (dark red, in upper third of body) and testes (rows of red circles on either side of skin) are seen. Magnification: x7 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

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