Leeches are characterized by the fact that they have no lateral appendages, but are furnished with a sucker or disc at one end or at both extremeties.

Leech

Leeches are characterized by the fact that they have no lateral appendages, but are furnished with a…

Leeches are characterized by the fact that they have no lateral appendages, but are furnished with a sucker or disc at one end or at both extremeties. This is the anterior extremity showing the sucker.

Leech

Leeches are characterized by the fact that they have no lateral appendages, but are furnished with a…

"The animals belonging to this order, of which the <em>Common Leech</em> is a familiar example, are characterized by the total deficiency of any lateral appendages, their motions being effected by undulations of the body while swimming, or by the alternate attachment of the sucking discs with which the two extremities of their bodies are usually furnished." &mdash; Goodrich, 1859

Leech

"The animals belonging to this order, of which the Common Leech is a familiar example, are…

A class of suctorial worms found in bodies of water, marshes, and other moist places. There are many species, most of which inhabit fresh-water ponds, but they are also found in marine waters.

Leech

A class of suctorial worms found in bodies of water, marshes, and other moist places. There are many…