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  Subfamily Glossiphoniinae

Genus Glossiphonia (+ Boreobdella)

    Species G. complanata -- Wisconsin!
    Species G. verrucata -- North America.
    Species G. concolor
    Species G. nebulosa
    Species G. pulchella
    Species G. slovaca
    Species G. swampina

Taxon Information

The Genus Glossiphonia 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

  • Glossiphonia, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Boreobdella, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Glossiphonia, 2 species, one very common and widespread [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Glossiphonia, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Glossiphonia, (Klemm, 1982).
  • Boreobdella, (Klemm, 1982).
  • Glossiphonia, (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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