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Freshwater Leech? This creature moved like a leech, but I am unsure if it actually is a leech. Could be a nematode or some kind of aquatic worm.<br />
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Habitat: Woodland pond<br />
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Freshwater Leech?

This creature moved like a leech, but I am unsure if it actually is a leech. Could be a nematode or some kind of aquatic worm.

Habitat: Woodland pond

    comments (6)

  1. Cool video! is it moving through a water drop? It has all the aspect of a leech indeed! Posted one month ago
    1. Thanks! I took the photo with my microscope, and yes - it was in a drop of water. I caught the leech in a pond. Posted one month ago
  2. I'm definitely not skilled in IDing leeches, but this is absolutely fascinating!

    Will this help?
    https://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi/10004EH3.PDF?Dockey=10004EH3.PDF
    Posted one month ago
    1. Ohh, thanks for the link. It looks helpful! Posted one month ago
  3. Top post! What's the magnification of the photo? Posted one month ago
    1. Good question. I have no idea though. Posted one month ago

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Uploaded Jan 19, 2021. Captured in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.