Glossiphoniidae

Glossiphoniidae

[‚glä·sə·fə′nī·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of small leeches with flattened bodies in the order Rhynchobdellae.
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Leeches are represented in North America by four families, two of which were found in the Grand Calumet River: Erpobdellidae, which primarily prey upon macroinvertebrates and zooplankton; and Glossiphoniidae, which either prey upon macroinvertebrates or temporarily parasitize fish, turtles, amphibians, or water birds (Davies 1991).
The Family Glossiphoniidae was represented by Helobdella, Helobdella stagnalis, and Placobdella.
Dina parva Erpobdella punctata Mooreobdella Mooreobdella fervida Mooreobdella microstoma Glossiphoniidae Helobdella Helobdella stagnalis Placobdella unidentified leeches X X leech cocoons Phylum Mollusca Gastropoda Ancylidae Ferrissia C Hydrobiidae Amnicola X Lymnaeidae X Lymnaea Physidae C Aplexa Physa X X Physella Planorbidae Gyraulus X Helisoma Planorbula X Promenetus X Promenetus?
Ja no reservatorio da Estacao Ecologica de Caetetus, durante o periodo chuvoso, a familia Tubificidae e os generos Caladomyia e Chironomus apresentaram as maiores densidades; no periodo seco, houve o predominio das familias Tubificidae e Glossiphoniidae.
O dominio numerico deste grupo deve-se ao predominio das familias Chaoboridae, Glossiphoniidae e Odonata, alem de larvas da familia Chironomidae pertencentes a subfamilia Tanypodinae.