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Hugtakasafn : Eitt hugtak
ÍSLENSKA
iglur
ENSKA
leeches
LATÍNA
Hirudinea
Samheiti
blóðsugur
Svið
landbúnaður (dýraheiti)
Dæmi
væntanlegt
Skilgreining
[en] leeches are segmented worms that belong to the phylum Annelida and comprise the subclass Hirudinea. Like other oligochaetes, such as earthworms, leeches share a clitellum and are hermaphrodites. Nevertheless, they differ from other oligochaetes in significant ways. For example, leeches do not have bristles and the external segmentation of their bodies does not correspond with the internal segmentation of their organs. Their bodies are much more solid as the spaces in their coelom are dense with connective tissues. They also have two suckers, one at each end. The majority of leeches live in freshwater environments, while some species can be found in terrestrial and marine environments, as well. Most leeches are hematophagous, as they are predominantly blood suckers that feed on blood from vertebrate and invertebrate animals (Wikipedia)
Rit
Stjtíð. EB L 261, 23.9.1997, 8
Skjal nr.
31997D0628
Orðflokkur
no.
Kyn
kvk.
Önnur málfræði
ft.