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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 370714

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnnelida (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClitellata (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudinea (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuhirudinea (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorRhynchobdellida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPiscicolidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Genus
Typetaxon Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo medicinalis Linnaeus, 1758
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPiscicolidae (Johnston, 1865. Revised)
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo medicinalis Linnaeus, 1758

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo anceps accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacobdella grossa (Müller, 1776)
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo branchiatus Menzies, 1791 accepted as Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorOzobranchus branchiatus (Menzies, 1791)
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo geometra Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPiscicola geometra (Linnaeus, 1761)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo grossa accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalacobdella grossa (Müller, 1776)
Species Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo muricata Linnaeus, 1758 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPontobdella muricata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo officinalis Savigny, 1820 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo medicinalis Linnaeus, 1758
Environment marine
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution once from western and southern Europe to the Ural mountains and the countries bordering the northeastern Mediterranean (Sawyer, 1986, p. 571), today uncommon to rare due to overcollection in 19th century and severe habitat destruction [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat typically a small pond with muddy substrate and edged with littoral vegetation (Sawyer, 1986, p. 573) [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:370714
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Date   action   by
2008-11-28 06:40:21Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2013-04-09 01:06:46Z  changed  Kolb, Jürgen
  
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  Citation: Kolb, J. (2014). Hirudo Linnaeus, 1758. In: Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R. (2014) World Nemertea database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=370714 on 2014-12-27
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