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Image of Ornithobdella edentula (Benham 1909)

Image of <i>Ornithobdella edentula</i> (Benham 1909)

Description:

Large reddish brown terrestrial leech. Found in peat in a penguin rookery on Snares main island. 7-9cm long extended, 2-3cm wide (possibly just fed). Round sucker on under surface. Papillae, red-brown with yellow colouration. Coolest thing I have ever seen.

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