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  Genus Myzobdella

Species M. lugubris (+ M. alba, + M. richardsoni, + M. elongata, + M. moorei)

Taxon Information

The Species M. lugubris has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from Wisconsin.

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

Literature Records

  • Myzobdella lugubris, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Illinobdella alba, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Illinobdella richardsoni, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Illinobdella elongata, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Illinobdella moorei, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Myzobdella lugubris, "widely distributed throughout North America in both fresh and brackish waters" [maps: Wisconsin & elsewhere in North America] (Klemm, 1982).
  • Illinobdella alba, [North America] (Moore, 1959).
  • Illinobdella moorei, [North America] (Moore, 1959).


  • Govedich, F.R., B.A. Bain, W.E. Moser, S.R. Gelder, R.W. Davies & R.O. Brinkhurst. 2010. Annelida (Clitellata): Oligochaeta, Branchiobdellida, Hirudinida, and Acanthobdellida. [in] J.H. Thorp & A.P. Covich (eds.). Ecology and Classification of North American Freshwater Invertebrates, 3rd edition: 385-436.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Klemm, D.J. 1982. Leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea) of North America. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. 177 pp. [Available online]
  • Moore, J.P. 1959. Hirudinea. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 542-557.

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