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  Order Rhynchobdellida

Family Glossiphoniidae

    Subfamily Glossiphoniinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Haementeriinae -- Wisconsin!
    Genus Oculobdella -- midwestern North America.
    Subfamily Theromyzinae -- midwestern North America.
    Genus Batracobdella -- North America.

Taxon Information

The Family Glossiphoniidae 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

  • Glossiphoniidae, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Glossiphoniidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental, Australasian; 208 species in 25 genera worldwide, 39 Nearctic species in 11 genera] (Sket & Trontelj, 2008).
  • Glossiphoniidae, in strictly freshwater [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Glossiphoniidae, (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.
  • 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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