from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A marine suctorial annelid of the genus Pontobdella. Also called skate-sucker.
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At the same time, he made known that the small black body which until that time had been mistaken for the young state of a species of seaweed, was in reality the egg of _Pontobdella muricata_, a sort of sea-leech.
The bare-legged travellers in Ceylon are said to be much infested by leeches; and the sea-leech, hirudo muricata, is said to adhere to fish, and the remora is said to adhere to ships in such numbers as to retard their progress.