Philobdella[1] is a genus of Nearctic leeches belonging to the family Macrobdellidae.[2]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Subclass: Hirudinea
Order: Arhynchobdellida
Suborder: Hirudiniformes
Family: Macrobdellidae
Genus: Philobdella
Verrill, 1874


ITIS includes the following:[3]

  1. Philobdella floridana (Verrill, 1874)[1]
  2. Philobdella gracilis Moore, 1901[4]


  1. ^ a b Verrill AE (1874) Synopsis of North American freshwater leeches. United States Fisheries Commission Report for 1872–73, Pt. 2. 666–689.
  2. ^ IRMNG: taxon details: Macrobdellidae (retrieved 28 August 2021)
  3. ^ ITIS report: Philobdella Verrill, 1874
  4. ^ Moore JP (1901) Descriptions of two new leeches from Porto Rico. Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, 2, 211–222.

External linksEdit

  • Roskov Y, Kunze T, Orrell T, Abucay L, Paglinawan L, Culham A, Bailly N, Kirk P, Bourgoin T, Baillargeon G, Decock W, De Wever A, Didžiulis V (ed) (2011). "Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2011 Annual Checklist". Species 2000: Reading, UK. Retrieved 28 August 2021. {{cite web}}: |author= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)