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  Order Rhynchobdellida

Family Piscicolidae

    Subfamily Piscicolinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Platybdellinae -- Wisconsin!
    Subfamily Pontobdellinae

Taxon Information

The Family Piscicolidae 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

  • Piscicolidae, [North America] (Govedich et al., 2010).
  • Piscicolidae, [Palearctic, Nearctic, Neotropical, Afrotropical, Oriental; 57 species in 17 genera worldwide, 7 Nearctic species in 3 genera] (Sket & Trontelj, 2008).
  • Piscicolidae, almost invariably found as parasites on fishes in freshwater and brackish water [North America] (Smith, 2001).
  • Piscicolidae, (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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