Title

Leech Collections from Washington State, with the Description of Two New Species of Placobdella (Annelida Glossiphoniidae)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-7-2010

Department

Coastal Sciences, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory

Abstract

An assessment of the hirudinifauna of Washington State is presented In total, 11 distinct leech species were found representing two new records for the state and two new species of the genus Placobdella, both described herein Placobdella kwetlumye, n sp, and Placobdella sophieae, n sp both collected in Squires Lake, Whatcom County, are morphologically similar to P burresonae and P pediculata respectively, but exhibit morphological features that readily separate them from congeners In addition to the descriptions of the new species here we provide a brief summary of the morphological traits possessed by each species found

Publication Title

American Museum Novitates

Issue

3701

First Page

1

Last Page

14