Notostomum laeve

Notostomum laeve


Leeches rest on the seabed after feeding on fishes (Notostomum sucks the blood of rays and eelpouts). Up to 200 mm long

Item Type:Image
Title:Notostomum laeve
Creator(s):Jones, Daniel
Identification:Burreson, Eugene M.
Date:06 August 2009
Classification:Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida (Segmented worms) > Class Hirudinea (leeches), Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Annelida (Segmented worms)
Species:Notostomum laeve
Site:Atlantic > North Sea > West of Shetland
North Sea > West of Shetland
Site Description:Seafloor
Depth (m):1156
Latitude:61 deg 16' 00" N
Longitude:2 deg 59' 00" E
Countries:UK > West of Shetland
Rig:Leiv Eiriksson
Project Partners:Shell
ROV:Magnum 105 and Magnum 146
Keywords:snake, leech, worm
Deposited By:Dr Daniel Jones
Deposited On:09 May 2014

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