Oligochaeta

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Noun1.Oligochaeta - earthworms
Annelida, phylum Annelida - segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches
oligochaete, oligochaete worm - hermaphroditic terrestrial and aquatic annelids having bristles borne singly along the length of the body
dew worm, earthworm, fishing worm, fishworm, nightcrawler, nightwalker, red worm, angleworm, crawler, wiggler - terrestrial worm that burrows into and helps aerate soil; often surfaces when the ground is cool or wet; used as bait by anglers
Branchiobdellidae, family Branchiobdellidae - small annelid worms with the posterior end modified into an adhesive sucker; especially formerly regarded as modified leeches
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Morphological analysis revealed six leech species (Table 1: in bold) belonging to two orders (Rhynchobdellida, Arhynchobdellida), three families (Glossiphoniidae, Piscicolidae, and Erpobdellidae) and six genera (Helobdella, Hemiclepsis, Glossiphonia, Alboglossiphonia, Piscicola, and Erpobdella).
McCallum ML, Moser WE, Wheeler BA and Trauth SE (2011) Amphibian infestation and host size preference by the leech Placobdella picta (Verrill, 1872) (Hirudinida: Rhynchobdellida: Glossiphoniidae) from the Eastern Ozarks, USA.