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Haemadipsa picta.jpg
Tiger leech in Borneo, Malaysia
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Order: Arhynchobdellida
Family: Haemadipsidae
Genus: Haemadipsa
Tennent, 1859

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Haemadipsa is a genus of leeches, with members commonly known as jawed land leeches. These annelids are known from subtropical and tropical regions around the Indian and Pacific Ocean. Well-known Haemadipsa are for example the Indian Leech (Haemadipsa sylvestris) and the yamabiru or Japanese Mountain Leech (Haemadipsa zeylanica). Members of the genus feed on blood.[1]

Species in the genus Haemadipsa[2]


  1. ^ Haemadipsidae
  2. ^ Encyclopedia of Life. "Details for: Haemadipsa ". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2013-07-23.