Leech sucker, SEM

Leech sucker, SEM

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Caption: Leech sucker. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of the body of a leech (subclass Hirudinea), showing a sucker. This blood-sucking parasite has two suckers, one at each end of its body, which it uses to attach itself to the victim's skin while drinking their blood.

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