Terrestrial in rainforests, especially in leaf litter. BEHAVIOR

Though poorly understood, the organism's foraging is thought to involve an excellent ability to respond to movement as detected by its 10 eyespots, as well as the detection of carbon

dioxide given off by nearby hosts. Mechanoreceptors on the skin of these leeches allow them to pursue movements on land similar to footsteps. They move quite rapidly over surfaces in an inchworm fashion.

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