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Branchiobdellida

order of annelids

Branchiobdellida are an order of leech-like worms that are mostly ectoparasites of crayfish.[1]

Branchiobdellida
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Branchiobdellids on the claw of a signal crayfish
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Branchiobdellida

ReferencesEdit

  1. Stuart R. Gelder, Nicole L. Gagnon and Kerri Nelson 2002. Taxonomic considerations and distribution of the Branchiobdellida (Annelida: Clitellata) on the North American continent. Northeastern Naturalist. 9, 4, 451-468. [1]