WoRMS taxon details

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

370726

urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:370726

Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted (Synonym)
Species
marine, terrestrial
Burreson, E. M. (1977). Two new species of Malmiana (Hirudinea: Piscicolidae) from Oregon coastal waters. The Journal of Parasitology, 63(1), 130-136. [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype  NMNH   
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NMNH  [details]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNote Oregon State University Marine
Science Center...  
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType locality Oregon State University Marine
Science Center...  
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorType 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]
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 2017-11-18

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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]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

source of synonymy van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 
 

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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHolotype NMNH  [details]
From editor or global species database
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 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]
 

Feeding Type
adult: parasitic: ectoparasitic [details]