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1 January 2013 Occurrence of Parabdella quadrioculata (Annelida: Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae) in Japan, with a First Case of Human Infestation by the Leech
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We present the first record of Parabdella quadrioculata (Annelida: Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae) from Japan. Leeches were collected from the Japanese pond turtle Mauremys japonica and a Japanese man. Mauremys japonica is a new host for this leech. This report is the first case of human infestation by the glossiphoniid leech.

The Helminthological Society of Washington
Takeo Yamauchi, Hidenori Yoshigou, and Tetsuya Itoh "Occurrence of Parabdella quadrioculata (Annelida: Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae) in Japan, with a First Case of Human Infestation by the Leech," Comparative Parasitology 80(1), 134-135, (1 January 2013). https://doi.org/10.1654/4593.1
Published: 1 January 2013
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