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Segmented Worm 

Traits: Slender-bodied worm with distinct segments along the body; invertebrate animal

Habitat: Many habitats; moist soil and decaying vegetation in forests

Foods: Varies by species; those that live in soil eat decaying vegetation, algae, or other invertebrate animals.

Eaten by: Thrushes, centipedes, ground beetles

Do You Know? Some segmented worms, called leeches, are parasites on other animals, including mammals, fish, birds, insects, snails and worms.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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