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Five new records and an annotated checklist of the leeches (Annelida: Hirudinida) of Iran

School of Biology and Centre of Excellence in Phylogeny of Living Organisms, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
School of Biology and Centre of Excellence in Phylogeny of Living Organisms, College of Science, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran.
Insect Taxonomy Research Department, Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection, P.O.Box 19395-1454, Tehran, Iran.
Annelida taxonomy hirudinids geographical Distribution Clitellata freshwater


The present checklist contains 22 species belonging to 14 genera of six families of leeches known to date from Iran. Five species including Dina punctata punctata Johannson, 1927, Erpobdella monostriata (Lindenfeld & Pietruszynski, 1890), E. vilnensis (Liskiewicz, 1925), Trocheta haskonis Grosser, 2000 and Glossiphonia concolor (Apathty, 1888) are new records for the country.



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