Id please (flatworm)

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Id please (flatworm)

Post by sebba28 »

Interesting to me are these two small aliens.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA_A8Zdgi3M

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I don't know what genus it is, but it's got quite the protrusible pharynx. :)

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Post by sebba28 »

After a small research, it turned out that it is a leech Helobdella sp.
And those two little hichhikers are its young.

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Left: Ventral surface of parent showing attached eggs.
Right: Dorsal surface of adult with young peeking out from under the parent.

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Fascinating! :)

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