Hirudo verbana

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Hirudo verbana
Medicinal leech, Hirudo verbana.jpg
Dorsal (a) and ventral (b) views of Hirudo verbana from Kızılırmak Delta, Turkey
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Order: Hirudinida
Family: Hirudinidae
Genus: Hirudo
Species: H. verbana
Binomial name
Hirudo verbana
Carena, 1820

Hirudo verbana is a species of leech.[1]

H. verbana has long been used as a medicinal leech under the species H. medicinalis but has recently been recognized as a separate species distinct from the traditional or European medicinal leech, H. medicinalis.[1][2]

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