WoRMS taxon details

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHirudo Linnaeus, 1758

370714  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:370714)

accepted
Genus
marine
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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution once from western and southern Europe to the...  
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]
Utevsky, S.; Kolb, J. (2017). Hirudo Linnaeus, 1758. In: Norenburg, J.; Gibson, R.; Herrera Bachiller, A.; Strand, M. (2017). World Nemertea Database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=370714 on 2017-12-18

Date
action
by
2008-11-28 06:40:21Z
created
2013-04-09 01:06:46Z
changed
2017-01-23 13:50:16Z
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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://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]   

taxonomy source Phillips, A. J.; Siddall, M. E. (2009). Poly-paraphyly of Hirudinidae: many lineages of medicinal leeches. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 9(1): 246., available online at https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2148-9-246 [details]   

basis of record Sawyer, R.T. (1986). Leech biology and behaviour. Vol. II. Feeding biology, ecology, and systematics. Clarendon Press. 375 p. [details]   

additional source van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   
From editor or global species database
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]