Marine leeches of the eastern United States and the Gulf of Mexico with a key to the species

@article{Sawyer1975MarineLO,
  title={Marine leeches of the eastern United States and the Gulf of Mexico with a key to the species},
  author={Roy T. Sawyer and Adrian R. Lawler and Robin M. Overstreet},
  journal={Journal of Natural History},
  year={1975},
  volume={9},
  pages={633-667}
}
Biology and Impacts of Leech Infestation in Largemouth Bass (Micropterus Salmoides) in Back Bay, Virginia
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After four years of stocking Largemouth Bass, VDGIF has indicated the population has not stabilized in the system as judged by yearly community fish sampling in Back Bay, which is worrisome because there may be a factor that is preventing growth of the Largoemouth Bass population, and this raises the issue of whether restocking of Largo Bass should be continued.
New Host Record for the Marine Leech, Pontobdella macrothela (Hirudinida: Piscicolidae) from Sicklefin Lemon Sharks, Negaprion acutidens (Chondrichthyes: Carcharinidae) in St. Joseph Atoll, Republic of Seychelles, West Indian Ocean
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This report presents the first record of this piscicolid leech from N. acutidens and is one of the few records of P. macrothela in the West Indian Ocean.
New host and distribution record of Pontobdella macrothela (Schmarda, 1861) (Annelida, Hirudinea) from a Grey Reef Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Bleeker, 1856), in Mozambique, Western Indian Ocean
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The piscicolid leech Pontobdella macrothela was found attached externally between the third and fourth gill slits of a shark captured off Vamizi Island, Quirimbas Archipelago, northern Mozambique.
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Annotations on marine and freshwater leeches (Annelida, Clitellata, Hirudinea) from North Africa
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HIGH PREVALENCE OF BUCCAL ULCERATIONS IN LARGEMOUTH BASS,
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There are concerns that the presence of leeches, damaged buccal mucosa, and general unsightliness may negatively affect this important sportfishery.
Myzobdella Platensis (Hirundinida: Piscicolidae) is True Parasite of Blue Crabs (Crustacea: Portunidae)
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Evidence strongly suggests a parasitic interaction between the leech M. platensis and the blue crab C. bocourti, in which the former utilizes the latter as a site for cocoon deposition and possibly for dispersal similar to that proposed for Myzobdella lugubris in Callinectes sapidus in North America.
Monograph of the North American freshwater fish leeches (Oligochaeta: Hirudinida ; Piscicolidae) and molecular phylogeny of the family Piscicolidae
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The phylogeny of the Piscicolidae was analyzed from combined sequence data of 18S rDNA, cytochrome c oxidase sub unit I (CO-I), nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide dehydrogenase subunit I (ND-I) and morphological data using parsimony, and supported as a monophyletic group, the traditional subfamilies based on morphology were not supported.
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