Distribution of native and exotic branchiobdellidans (Annelida: Clitellata) on their respective crayfish hosts in northern Italy, with the first record of native Branchiobdella species on an exotic North American crayfish.

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Joy N. RAYBURN ; Giovanni B. DELMASTRO ; Stuart R. GELDER (1999)
  • Publisher: PAGEPress Publications
  • Journal: Journal of Limnology (issn: 1129-5767, eissn: 1723-8633)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.4081/jlimnol.1999.20
  • Subject: Branchiobdellidans, Clitellata, Annelida, exotic crayfish, distribution, northern Italy | Geography. Anthropology. Recreation | G | Physical geography | GB3-5030 | Environmental sciences | GE1-350

Branchiobdellidans were found on crayfish at the 18 sites examined in northern Italy. At 15 of the sites the native crayfish, Austropotamobius pallipes, was collected and all supported specimens of Branchiobdella italica. A few specimens of B. parasita were found at onl... View more
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