Macrobdellidae[1] is a family of Nearctic leeches belonging to the order Arhynchobdellida.[2]

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Macrobdella decora
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Subclass: Hirudinea
Order: Arhynchobdellida
Suborder: Hirudiniformes
Family: Macrobdellidae
Richardson, 1969


The Interim Register of Marine and Non-marine Genera[3] lists:

  1. Macrobdella Verrill, 1872
  2. Philobdella Verrill, 1874


  1. ^ Richardson LR (1969) A contribution to the systematics of the hirudinid leeches, with description of new families, genera and species. Acta Zoologica Hungarica 15 (1/2), S. 97–149.
  2. ^ "Macrobdellidae". Retrieved 28 August 2021.
  3. ^ IRMNG: taxon details: Macrobdellidae (retrieved 28 August 2021)