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Here are four worms that are related to leeches. Like leeches, they are all invertebrates. Earthworm Bristleworm Sandworm Tube Worm Some invertebrates, such as insects and spiders, have hard skeletons—called exoskeletons—on the outside of their bodies. Other invertebrates, such as worms and jellyfish, have soft, squishy bodies with no exoskeletons to protect them. 22 Glossary backbone (BAK-bohn) a group of connected bones that run along the backs of some animals, such as dogs, birds, and fish; also called a spine cocoons (kuh-KOONZ) containers that leeches make to protect their eggs until they hatch sucker segments (SEG-muhnts) ring-like parts of a worm’s body (SUHK-ur) a round part at each end of a leech’s body used for sucking and holding on to something 23 Index Amazon leech 6 bristleworm 22 enemies 14–15 segments 8, 10 babies 16–17 cocoon 16–17 eyes 10 size 6 backbone 22 colors 6 stomach 9, 12 blood 4, 11, 12, 16, 18, 20 doctors 18, 20–21 food 4, 10–11, 12–13, 14, 16 suckers 8–9, 10 earthworm 22 life cycle 16–17 teeth 12 bloodletting 18–19 eggs 16 sandworm 22 tube worm 22 body 8–9, 10 Read More Kite, L.

Farmington Hills, MI: KidHaven Press (2005). com/NoBackbone-CreepyCrawlers About the Author 24 Pearl Neuman lives in Bergen County, New Jersey. She does her best to avoid leeches and other bloodsuckers.

22 Glossary backbone (BAK-bohn) a group of connected bones that run along the backs of some animals, such as dogs, birds, and fish; also called a spine cocoons (kuh-KOONZ) containers that leeches make to protect their eggs until they hatch sucker segments (SEG-muhnts) ring-like parts of a worm’s body (SUHK-ur) a round part at each end of a leech’s body used for sucking and holding on to something 23 Index Amazon leech 6 bristleworm 22 enemies 14–15 segments 8, 10 babies 16–17 cocoon 16–17 eyes 10 size 6 backbone 22 colors 6 stomach 9, 12 blood 4, 11, 12, 16, 18, 20 doctors 18, 20–21 food 4, 10–11, 12–13, 14, 16 suckers 8–9, 10 earthworm 22 life cycle 16–17 teeth 12 bloodletting 18–19 eggs 16 sandworm 22 tube worm 22 body 8–9, 10 Read More Kite, L.

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