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Annelid

The Annelids are a Phylum of invertebrates. Annelids are soft-bodied organisms and have bodies that are comprised of numerous segments - this gives them their alternative name of ringed worms. There are more than 10,000 species of annelid.

Earthworms, ragworms and leeches are some of the most well known annelids.

A photograph of a leech feeding on a slug.

A photograph of a leech feeding on a slug.
Photograph by Manuel Krueger-Krusche licensed under Creative Commons.

Other names for (or types of) Annelid include:

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