class Hirudinea

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Related to class Hirudinea: class Oligochaeta
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Noun1.class Hirudinea - hermaphroditic aquatic or terrestrial or parasitic annelids
Annelida, phylum Annelida - segmented worms: earthworms; lugworms; leeches
bloodsucker, hirudinean, leech - carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
family Hirudinidae, Hirudinidae - a family of Hirudinea
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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Black carp also consumed additional invertebrate taxa in low incidence that were not previously reported in other studies (Table 1), including freshwater sponges, water mites, three groups of worms (Phyla Nemertea, Nematoda, and Annelida in Class Hirudinea), beetles (Coleoptera), springtails (Collembola), blackfly larvae (Diptera: Simulidae), and Lepidoptera (Pyralidae).
Leeches belong tophylum Annelida, class Hirudinea and have a world-wide distribution.3 They are hermaphroditic annelids sucking blood with the help of three radially formed jaws.
Leeches are annelids in the class Hirudinea. They can enter the human body via various orifices during exposure to streams, lakes, and other forms of water.