Life Cycle = leech like throughout lifecycle
|Size||2-10 cm (1-4 in) (flat body)|
|Colors||Dark Gray, Black, Brown,Tan|
|Action||Undulates as it floats through the water and along the silty bottom.|
|Habitat||Lives in the Silty bottoms in decaying matter. Prefers to live in still water and avoids light. Feeds on decaying organic matter. Often found beneath submerged rocks or branches. Breathes through its skin.|
|Notes||Often kicked up by wading anglers and when flows are increased and the bottom is disturbed and is most prevalent during low light conditions (dawn, dusk, and dark cloudy days). Most prevalent color in samples I have taken is a dark gray color. Dark brown is next most prevalent.|
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