Coexistence of Placobdella costata (Fr. Müller, 1846) (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae) and mud turtle Emys orbicularis
The geographic spread of P. costata and mud turtle and the associated leech species is analyzed to observe the possible overlap of their habitats and to characterize E. orbicularis characterized by greater length of the carapace and weight, compared with males and juvenile individuals.
A new leech species (Hirudinida: Erpobdellidae: Erpobdella) from a cave in the West Azerbaijan province of Iran.
- J. Cichocka, A. Bielecki, Jarosław Kur, D. Pikuła, Adrianna Kilikowska, B. Biernacka
- 9 September 2015
Results of phylogenetic analysis based on morphological characters and COI gene sequence indicate the species to be closely related to Erpobdella japonica, E. octoculata and E. testacea.
Erpobdellid leeches (Annelida, Clitellata, Hirudinida) from Tunisia: new records with the description of a new Trocheta species.
- Raja Ben Ahmed, A. Bielecki, J. Cichocka, S. Tekaya, M. Gorzel, A. Harrath
- Biology, Environmental ScienceZootaxa
- 24 June 2013
A key for the determination of freshwater erpobdellid species from Tunisia is proposed and a comprehensive comparison of the three genera is presented.
Biological diversity of leeches (Clitellata: Hirudinida) based on characteristics of the karyotype.
The phylogeny scheme of leeches proposed by Mann shows the Glossiphoniidae as primitive to the Piscicolidae, and Hirudinidae as giving rise to the Haemopidae and Erpobdellidae, and the diploid number of 16 was suggested to be a primitive value.
Diversity of features of the female reproductive system and other morphological characters in leeches (Citellata, Hirudinida) in phylogenetic conception
Characters concerning the structure of the female reproductive system and course of oogenesis thus appeared to be useful, although conservative, for reconstruction of leech phylogeny, and they well reflect phylogenetic relationships of Hirudinida at the family level.
The invasion of the leech Piscicola respirans (Hirudinea: Piscicolidae) on the fins of European grayling Thymallus thymallus
The study determines leech invasion intensity and extensity as well as describes the preferences of fin selection by the parasite as a place to attach and feed and defines P. respirans as a predominantly fin-parasite of fishes.
New information on the geographical distribution of Piscicola brylinskae Bielecki, 2001 (Hirudinea: Piscicolidae) in Poland and remarks on its systematic position
- A. Bielecki, K. Palińska, J. Cichocka, R. Beenen, I. Jeleń, Żaneta Adamiak-Brud
- 12 June 2011
Analysis based on 113 non-metric characteristics has shown that P. brylinskae is most similar to P. margaritae, and it could confirm that it is an individual species of the Piscicola genus.
Physicnew data about rare leech species - Theromyzon maculosum (rathke, 1862) (Hirudinida: glossiphoniidae)
Research conducted in the Suwalski Landscape Park in the Czarna Hańcza river revealed formerly unknown stands of this leech species and results obtained from measurements according to the model of leech body form indicate that the dimensions of T. maculosum are an important species feature.
Environmental factors determining the distribution pattern of leeches (Clitellata: Hirudinida) in large river systems: A case study of the Oder River system
It is shown that abundance of food resources was the most important factor influencing the distribution of leeches, and a significant positive correlation with habitat type was found only in the case of P. pojmanskae and P. geometra.
New data about the functional morphology of the chaetiferous leech‐like annelids Acanthobdella peledina (Grube, 1851) and Paracanthobdella livanowi (Epshtein, 1966) (Clitellata, Acanthobdellida)
- A. Bielecki, J. Cichocka, I. Jeleń, P. Świątek, B. Płachno, D. Pikuła
- BiologyJournal of morphology
- 10 December 2013
The digestive and the reproductive systems of leech‐like annelids were analyzed for the first time in such a high number of specimens and support the taxonomic division of the order Acanthobdellida into the families AcanthOBdellidae and ParacanthobDellidae.