Egelfauna des Iran

Leech fauna of Iran

Taxon

recorded by

Glossiphoniidae Vailant, 1890

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Glossiphonia concolor (Apathy, 1888)

Grosser, Gholami & Kami, unpubl.

Helobdella stagnalis Linnaeus, 1758

Bennike 1940

Hemiclepsis marginata (O. F. Müller, 1774)

Grosser & Pešić 2006

Placobdella costata (Fr. Müller, 1846)

Grosser, & Pešić 2006

Theromyzon affinis Bennike, 1940

Bennike 1940

Ozobranchidae Pinto, 1921

.

Ozobranchus branchiatus (Menzies, 1791)

Grosser, Gholami & Kami, unpubl.

Haemopidae Richardson, 1969

.

Haemopis sanguisuga Linnaeus, 1758

Bennike 1940

Hirudinidae Whitman, 1886

.

Hirudo orientalis Utevsky & Trontelj, 2005

Grosser, C. & V. Pešić 2006

Limnatis nilotica (Savigny, 1822)

Grosser, C. & V. Pešić 2006

Limnatis paluda Tennent, 1859

Bennike 1940

Erpobdellidae R. Blanchard, 1894

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Dina farsa Grosser & Pešić, 2008

Grosser, C. & V. Pešić 2008

Dina lineata concolor (Annandale, 1913)

Grosser, C. & V. Pešić 2006

Dina lineata lineata (O. F. Müller, 1774)

Bennike 1940

Dina orientalis Grosser, Nesemann & Pešić, 2011

Grosser, Nesemann & Pešić, 2011

Dina stschegolewi (Lukin & Epshtein, 1960)

Grosser, Gholami & Kami, unpubl.

Erpobdella cf. testacea

Grosser, Gholami & Kami, unpubl.

The specimens of Iranian Limnatis, identified by C. Grosser, are still assigned to Limnatis nilotica. Probably, Limnatis nilotica can be subdivited into several species in the future. First genetic investigations support this idea (as said in a letter by P. Trontelj). After the clarification the taxonomy of Limnatis the material from Iran had to be verified once more. Perhaps, L. paluda sensu Bennike and L. nilotica sensu Grosser are one species.

 

Bennike, S. A. B. (1940): On some Iranian freshwater Hirudinea. Dan. Sci. Inv. Iran. Part II Kopenhagen: 1-10.

Grosser, C., H. F. Nesemann & V. Pešić (2011): Dina orientalis sp. nov. —an overlooked new leech (Annelida: Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae) species from the Near and Middle East.- Zootaxa 2746: 20-24, online edition.

Grosser, C. & V. Pešić (2006): On the Diversity of Iranian Leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea).- Arch. Biol. Sci. 58 (1): 21-24, Belgrad.

Grosser, C. & V. Pešić (2008): Dina farsa sp. nov. (Annelida, Hirudinea: Erpobdellidae) – eine neue Egelart aus dem Iran. - Lauterbornia 65: 15-26, Dinkelscherben.

Nesemann, H. & E. Neubert (1999): Annelida, Clitellata: Branchiobdellida, Acanthobdellea, Hirudinea.- Süßwasserfauna von Mitteleuropa 6/2, Heidelberg.

 

by C. Grosser

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