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Observed: 10th March 2011 By: Derek Fearnside
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Approx 7cm in length, anterior pointed, posterior flat. Found in mud alongside a small freshwater stream which sometimes has a saline content due to salt workings.

Species interactions

No interactions present.


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just a thought- leeches move

just a thought- leeches move in a characteristic way (caterpillar-like) and can 'swim', while terrestrial flat-worms probably don't (!). I recall a newspaper article years ago talking about an introduced species of flatworm that was killing earthworms and thereby ruining soil structure...

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Leeches move

Yes, caterpillar-like movement was seen. Many thanks for the comment.