Black carp also consumed additional invertebrate taxa in low incidence that were not previously reported in other studies (Table 1), including freshwater sponges, water mites, three groups of worms (Phyla Nemertea, Nematoda, and Annelida in Class Hirudinea
), beetles (Coleoptera), springtails (Collembola), blackfly larvae (Diptera: Simulidae), and Lepidoptera (Pyralidae).
The leech is an invertebrate animal belonging to the phylum Annelida, a zoological category that includes more than 15,000 species of segmented bristle worms and 650 species of leeches in the subclass Hirudinea
. Not all leeches suck blood and not all bloodsucking leeches seek the blood of humans.
(2002) studied the metazoan community of parasites associated with Argentine goatfish Mullus argentinae captured in the littoral of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil finding Digenea, Monogenea, Cestoda, Acanthocephala, Nematoda, Hirudinea
Assessing biodiversity and leech (Hirudinea
) parasitism of semi-aquatic turtles in an urbanized wetland in Nashville, Tennessee.
Parasitos Abreviacion Abundancia de parasitos por hospedero ZC ZCS Annelidae: Piscicolidae Pisci 2,8 0,5 * Hirudinea
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Biotic Sampling--We collected a total of 86 distinct taxa of aquatic macroinvertebrates (Appendix 1), including representatives of the Insecta, Hydracarina, Crustacea, Oligochaeta, Hirudinea
, and Gastropoda.
Another family that deserves special attention is the Hirudinea
(abundantly found at SP2), a class of leeches morphologically adapted for obtaining food consisting chiefly of the blood of fishes or other animals, including other invertebrate organisms, because many of these species of leeches are predators .
Parasite samples were composed of one Protozoa, one Monogenoidea, two Digenea, four Nematoda, one Crustacea, and one Hirudinea
. Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, A.
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