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Use the links to navigate the hierarchy of invertebrate classification.

  Suborder Hirudiniformes

Family Semiscolecidae

    Genus Cyclobdella
    Genus Orchibdella
    Genus Semiscolex

Taxon Information

The Family Semiscolecidae 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

  • Semiscolecidae, [Nearctic, Neotropical; 13 species in 4 genera worldwide, 1 Nearctic species] (Sket & Trontelj, 2008).


  • Sket, B. & P. Trontelj. 2008. Global diversity of leeches (Hirudinea) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595: 129-137. [Available online]

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