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  Suborder Hirudiniformes

Family Hirudinidae

    Genus Hirudo -- North America.
    Genus Hirudinaria
    Genus Limnatis
    Genus Poecilobdella

Taxon Information

The Family Hirudinidae has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Hirudinidae, [Palearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 60 species in 17 genera worldwide] (Sket & Trontelj, 2008).
  • Hirudinidae, [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Hirudidae [sic], (Moore, 1959).

Bibliography

  • Sket, B. & P. Trontelj. 2008. Global diversity of leeches (Hirudinea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 129-137. [Available online]
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Annelida (Polychaetes, Aeolosomatidae, aquatic oligochaetes, Branchiobdellida, leeches). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 269-325.
  • Moore, J.P. 1959. Hirudinea. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 542-557.

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