Do leeches live in lakes?
Asked in Invertebrates
What are leeches?
Leeches are invertebrates. They live in shallow ponds and lakes, among plants. They hook on to creatures like us, and cut a minor hole in our body, and suck our blood. It cannot drain much blood unless you don't notice it for a long time. They used leeches back in the 1600's, as a remedy to "bad blood."
In which film were live leeches imported into Africa?
Asked in Environmental Issues
What kind of environment do leeches live in?
HABITAT Leeches Live Where? Leeches live all over the world. There about 10% that live in the United States. Most leeches like moist habitats with lots of water. Swampy areas are very popular leech hangouts. You are not likely to find leeches in dry climates. You will find them in rain forest environments and near rivers, streams, ponds but not in desert environments. Most leeches live in fresh water. TEMPERATURES The temperatures in the leeches environment are considered temperate - generally meaning all four seasons are observed. Since they live near water temperatures tend to be higher then what you would find inland. Many leeches live in rainforests, which are hot year round. WATER Leeches need water to survive so you will find lots of water in the environment that they live in. Leeches must keep their bodies moist to live. PLANT LIFE There are a lot of plants in the environment that leeches live in because of the amount of water. The plants provide places for the leeches to hide to get their prey and to prevent from ANIMAL LIFE There are a lot of animals in a leeches environment (many taking advantage of the water source they live by). This provides plenty of prey for the leech.