Among the collection was a specimen of a turtle leech identified by Moore as Glossiphonia parasitica Placobdella parasitica).
richardsoni Pomoxis annularis Mouth Bangham & Venard, 1942 Placobdella Trachemys scripta Skin Moore, parasitica and others 1898 Copepoda Achteres micropteri Micropterus Gills Venard, salmoides 1940 A.
According to the authors, the turtle leech Placobdella parasitica (the first parasite to be reported from the Lake region) had been demonstrated, by other investigators, to be a vector in the life cycles of some Haemogregarina species.
X X ANNELIDA (leeches and aquatic worms) Erpobdella punctata X X Helobdella fusca Helobdella stagnalis X X Placobdella
parasitica X Placobdella
papillifera X X X Unknown sp.
The Family Glossiphoniidae was represented by Helobdella, Helobdella stagnalis, and Placobdella.
Dina parva Erpobdella punctata Mooreobdella Mooreobdella fervida Mooreobdella microstoma Glossiphoniidae Helobdella Helobdella stagnalis Placobdella unidentified leeches X X leech cocoons Phylum Mollusca Gastropoda Ancylidae Ferrissia C Hydrobiidae Amnicola X Lymnaeidae X Lymnaea Physidae C Aplexa Physa X X Physella Planorbidae Gyraulus X Helisoma Planorbula X Promenetus X Promenetus?
While the large glossiphoniid leech Placobdella parasitica (Say 1824) has been commonly reported throughout much of North America, distributional data on this species from the southern and western states remains poorly known (Sawyer 1972; Klemm 1982).
This report of Placobdella parasitica represents a new addition to the leech fauna of Oklahoma.
Leeches (Hirudinea) from Wisconsin, and a description of the spermatophore of Placobdella ornata.