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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalmiana diminuta (Burreson, 1977) 
AphiaID: 370726

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 editorPlatybdellinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalmiana (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (Synonym)
Accepted name  Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorJanusion diminuta (Burreson, 1977)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMalmiana (Strand, 1942) accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeptacyclus (Vasileyev, 1939)
Sources  original description Burreson, E. M. (1977). Two new species of Malmiana (Hirudinea: Piscicolidae) from Oregon coastal waters. The Journal of Parasitology, 63(1), 130-136. [details]

source of synonymy UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms, available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]

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Environment marine, terrestrial
Distribution 
From editor or global species database
North Pacific Ocean
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth Pacific [details]
(no group)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNorth America [details]
Specimens  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NMNH  [details]

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Feedingtype  adult: parasitic: ectoparasitic [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (3 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Annelid Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology Sebastes, especially S. melanops, are preferred hosts. But leeches also occur on the skin and fins of cabezon, Scorpaenichthys marmoratus, and ling cod, Ophiodon elongatus. This species also occurs periodically in the Vancouver Public Aquarium, Vancouver, B. C., Canada, where it infests rockfishes, Sebastes spp., the sculpins Enophrys bison and Myoxocephalus polyacanthocephalus, Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis, and ling cod.

Leeches resembling this species were also observed by the author on rockfishes in the Steinhart Aquarium, San Francisco, California, but none was collected. In nature it has been observed off the central Oregon coast on S. melanops, and specimens were collected from a cabezon in Puget Sound, Washington. Leeches of this species attach to fins or body, but have never been observed in the mouth or
gill cavity.  [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Type locality: Oregon State University Marine
Science Center Public Aquarium, Newport, Oregon,
USA. All fishes in the Aquarium are collected
from Oregon estuarine and coastal waters. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:370726
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
2008-11-28 06:40:21Z  created  van der Land, Jacob
2014-06-09 03:43:48Z  changed  Kolb, J├╝rgen
  
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  Citation: Kolb, J. (2014). Malmiana diminuta (Burreson, 1977). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=370726 on 2014-09-17
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