Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 18 OF 37
|Main Title||Leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea) Found in North American Mollusks.|
|Author||Klemm, Donald J. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Monitoring and Support Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.|
|Additional Subjects||Leeches ; Aquatic animals ; Ecology ; Annelida ; Fisheries ; Parasites ; Mussels ; Mollusca ; Snails ; Clams ; Taxonomy ; Distribution(Property) ; North America ; Reprints ; Predators|
Aquatic leeches are important as parasites and predators of many groups of animals. Eleven species are reported living in North American snails and clams, 7 of which are known to behave as parasites, 2 are assumed to be parasitic, and the other 2 are not parasitic. In this paper these leeches are listed, a key is provided to the species, their known molluscan hosts are indicated, and aspects of their taxonomy are dicussed.