Journal Article A piscicolid leech Limnotrachelobdella okae (Hirudinida) infesting a Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica, in Japan

Nagasawa, Kazuya  ,  Utsumi, Kunihiro

17pp.95 - 97 , 2015-09-20 , 日本生物地理学会
A specimen of the piscicolid leech Limnotrachelobdella okae (Moore, 1924) was collected from the labium of a Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1847, in brackish waters of the lower Katsura River, Oita Prefecture, Kyushu, western Japan. This represents a new host record for L. okae and the third record of the species in Kyushu. Hemorrhage was observed at the attachment and feeding sites of the leech.
Part of this work received financial support from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 24580267 to K.N.).

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