Erpobdellid leeches (Annelida, Clitellata, Hirudinida) from Tunisia: new records with the description of a new Trocheta species.

@article{BenAhmed2013ErpobdellidL,
  title={Erpobdellid leeches (Annelida, Clitellata, Hirudinida) from Tunisia: new records with the description of a new Trocheta species.},
  author={Raja Ben Ahmed and Aleksander Bielecki and J. M. Cichocka and Sa{\"i}da Tekaya and Małgorzata Gorzel and Abdul Halim Harrath},
  journal={Zootaxa},
  year={2013},
  volume={3681},
  pages={
          440-54
        }
}
Up to now in Tunisia, freshwater Hirudinida are represented by two mainly haematophagous families: Hirudinidae and Glossiphonidae, and a predatory one: the family Erpobdellidae. The present study provides new information on the diversity and taxonomy of erpobdellid leeches. Identification was based, in addition to morphological data, on the length of sperm ducts and the lengths of ovisacs in relation to the neurosomite (ns) and on the shape and size of the male atrium. Five taxons are found… Expand
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