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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Spiralia
Cladus: Lophotrochozoa
Phylum: Annelida
Classis: Clitellata
Subclassis: Hirudinea
Infraclasses: Acanthobdellidea - Euhirudinea

This sub-class includes leeches majority of the leeches inhabit fresh water. Some occur in sea water and on moist land.


* Richardson, L.R. 1949: A review of the New Zealand leeches. Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 77: 201-202.

Vernacular Name
Ελληνικά: Βδέλλες
Suomi: Juotikkaat
Українська: П'явки


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