*Colombo National Museum, Ceylon.
A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF LEECH PARASITIC ON DREPANOPSETTA PLATESSOIDES (MALM) THE LONG ROUGH DAB.
Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
1961 The Zoological Society of London
Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London
Volume 136, Issue 3, pages 331–341, May 1961
How to Cite
SILVA, P. H. D. H. D. and KABATA, Z. (1961), A NEW GENUS AND SPECIES OF LEECH PARASITIC ON DREPANOPSETTA PLATESSOIDES (MALM) THE LONG ROUGH DAB. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London, 136: 331–341. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1961.tb05878.x
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2009
- Article first published online: 20 AUG 2009
- Accepted 11th October, 1960
This new piscicolid leech (subfamily Ichthyobdellinae) was found attached to the branchiae and inner surface of the branchial chamber of Drepanopsetta platessoides, trawled off Iceland. It has a fairly extensive coelomic system with no clear separation into dorsal, ventral and segmental lacunae. Its posterior crop caeca are separate and there are only eighteen separate ganglia between the anterior and posterior ganglionic masses.