Helobdella papillornata Govedich et al.1998 from southern Australia. 105X magnification

Dr. Fredric R. Govedich

Southern Utah University
Department of Biological Sciences
Cedar City, Utah 84720, USA

Northern Arizona University
Department of Biological Sciences
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001, USA

Monash University
School of Biological Sciences
Wellington Rd. Clayton
Victoria 3800, AUSTRALIA

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Photo is of Helobdella papillornata a freshwater leech collected from Victoria, Australia. (104X magnification).

Leeches are a fascinating but misunderstood group of annelid worms. Most people know them for their antisocial behaviors but do not realize that many are devoted parents. This site is dedicated to providing information about the anatomy, biology, ecology, parental care and evolution of leeches.

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Color photos on these webpages were taken using an Olympus SZH10 dissecting microscope with an Olympus digital camera.
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Updated: Feb. 2, 2005