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.
Photograph by Manuel Krueger-Krusche licensed under Creative Commons.
Other names for (or types of) Annelid include:
- Ringed worm
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