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  Family Erpobdellidae

Genus Erpobdella (+ Dina, + Nephelopsis, + Mooreobdella)

    Species E. fervida -- Wisconsin!
    Species E. obscura -- Wisconsin!
    Species E. parva -- Wisconsin!
    Species E. punctata -- Wisconsin!
    Species E. bucera -- midwestern North America.
    Species E. dubia -- midwestern North America.
    Species E. microstoma -- midwestern North America.
    Species E. anoculata -- North America.
    Species E. coastalis -- North America.
    Species E. lahontana -- North America.
    Species E. melanostoma -- North America.
    Species E. tetragon -- North America.
    Species E. monostriata
    Species E. nigricollis
    Species E. ochotherenai
    Species E. octoculata
    Species E. testacea
    Species E. triannulata
    Species E. vilnensis

Taxon Information

The Genus Erpobdella 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

  • Erpobdella, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Erpobdella, 1 very common and 3 uncommon species generally in northern half of the [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Nephelopsis, 1 species in northern states [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Mooreobdella, 5 species ranging from the eat coast to the interior, most records in the eastern [United States] (Smith, 2001).
  • Erpobdella, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Erpobdella, (Klemm, 1982).
  • Dina, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Dina, (Klemm, 1982).
  • Nephelopsis, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Nephelopsis, (Klemm, 1982).
  • Mooreobdella, (Klemm, 1982).
  • Erpobdella, (Moore, 1959).
  • Dina, (Moore, 1959).
  • Nephelopsis, (Moore, 1959).
  • Mooreobdella, (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.
  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Annelida (Polychaetes, Aeolosomatidae, aquatic oligochaetes, Branchiobdellida, leeches). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 269-325.
  • 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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