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  taak (leech)

 

Vietnam

A leech, i.e. a bloodsucking, worm-like, invertebrate (fig.) and hermaphrodite animal, which in Thai is referred to as taak. This terrestrial species, spotted in Bach Ma National Park (fig.), has the scientific Greek-Latin name Haemadipsa interrupta.