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  Subfamily Haementeriinae

Genus Helobdella (+ Gloiobdella)

    Species H. elongata -- Wisconsin!
    Species H. fusca -- Wisconsin!
    Species H. papillata -- Wisconsin!
    Species H. stagnalis -- Wisconsin!
    Species H. triserialis -- Wisconsin!
    Species H. transversa -- midwestern North America.
    Species H. austinensis -- North America.
    Species H. bowermani -- North America.
    Species H. californica -- North America.
    Species H. lineata -- North America.
    Species H. modesta -- North America.
    Species H. punctatolineata -- North America.
    Species H. robusta -- North America.
    Species H. adiastola
    Species H. conchata
    Species H. moorei
    Species H. nigropunctata

Taxon Information

The Genus Helobdella 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

  • Helobdella, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Helobdella, about 5 species, most common and widespread genus of glossiphoniids [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Gloiobdella, 1 widely distributed but uncommon species [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Helobdella, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Helobdella, (Klemm, 1982).
  • Helobdella, (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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