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1 July 2012 First Report of Ozobranchus jantseanus (Hirudinida: Ozobranchidae) Parasitizing the Exotic Red-Eared Slider Trachemys scripta elegans in Japan
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Ozobranchus jantseanus (Annelida: Hirudinida: Ozobranchidae) was found parasitizing the exotic red-eared slider Trachemys scripta elegans in Japan. The invasive turtle is a new host record for O. jantseanus. Cocoons of O. jantseanus were not found on T. s. elegans.
Takeo Yamauchi, Tomoko Nishibori and Dai Suzuki "First Report of Ozobranchus jantseanus (Hirudinida: Ozobranchidae) Parasitizing the Exotic Red-Eared Slider Trachemys scripta elegans in Japan," Comparative Parasitology 79(2), (1 July 2012). https://doi.org/10.1654/4553.1
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