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Branchiobdellida — Hirudinea

  • Peter Ax
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Abstract

Inhabitants of the Holarctic region. Epizoa on fresh-water Crustacea. Predominantly on the body surface and on the jaws of Decapoda, they apparently only seldom change to ectoparasitism feeding on blood.

Keywords

Sperm Transfer Ground Pattern Blood Circulatory System Genital Opening Ovarian Tube 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Ax
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  1. 1.Institute for Zoology and AnthropologyUniversity of GöttingenGöttingenGermany

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