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Incidence of the leech Actinobdella pediculata on freshwater drum in Lake Erie

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Abstract

Actinobdella pediculata (Glossiphoniidae), a freshwater leech, was found attached to freshwater drum (Aplodinotus grunniens) from western Lake Erie during 1991 through 1993. The animal was first observed during routine examinations of freshwater drum collected in May 1991. The leeches were usually attached to the inside, lower portion of the opercula near the isthmus. Incidence of attachment increased with freshwater drum age and length. No noticeable adverse effects on the fish from attachment by the leech were noted.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Incidence of the leech Actinobdella pediculata on freshwater drum in Lake Erie
Series title:
Journal of Great Lakes Research
Volume
20
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Contributing office(s):
Great Lakes Science Center
Description:
p. 768-770
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Journal of Great Lakes Research
First page:
768
Last page:
770
Number of Pages:
2