arhynchobdellida

Americobdella valdiviana | ©Felipe Rabanal

Specimen photographed in the Coast Range of Valdivia, Chile.

Americobdella valdiviana is a giant leech, also known as Liguay. This worm lives in the temperate forests of Chile and can reach up to 20 cm long. This species is not sucking blood, but rather carnivorous. Usually preys on earthworms.

Animalia - Annelida - Clitellata - Hirudinea - Arhynchobdellida - Americobdellidae - Americobdella - A. valdiviana

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