Pontobdella muricata and Trachelobdella lubrica (Hirudinea : Piscicolidae) on some marine fish in the Dardanelles, Turkey


Saglam N., Oguz M., Celik E., Doyuk S., Usta A.

JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, vol.83, no.6, pp.1315-1316, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s0025315403008749
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF THE MARINE BIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1315-1316

Abstract

Fifteen individuals of four marine fish species (Torpedo marmorata, Raja clavata, Scorpaena porcus and Scorpaena scrofa) caught in the Dardanelles, Turkey, were examined for the leech Pontobdella muricata and Trachelobdella lubrica; 18 P. muricata and 23 T. lubrica were found on gills, at the base of the fins, and abdomen on 14 of the 15 fish.