Mozambique Annelida, segmented worms
The identifications were only made on the basis of the photographs which is very hazardous for most of the species. As a consequence the Latin names might not be accurate.
The books used for the identification are listed: bibliography.
Annelids form a monophiletic group (a common ancestor and all its descendants) of sgmented wormes. Among them earthworms and leeches. Their body is cylindrical and segmented with a bilateral symetry. They can be found in wet environment: earth, fresh water, sea... There is around 15,000 species. The group can be split this way:
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