Philobdella floridana

Philobdella floridana is a species of leech that lives in the most southern parts of the United States. It is known only from Lake Okeechobee in Florida, and is probably conspecific with Philobdella gracilis.[2]

Philobdella floridana
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Subclass: Hirudinea
Order: Arhynchobdellida
Suborder: Hirudiniformes
Family: Macrobdellidae
Genus: Philobdella
P. floridana
Binomial name
Philobdella floridana
(Verrill, 1874) [1]


  1. ^ "Philobdella floridana". Integrated Taxonomic Information System.
  2. ^ "Key to the Freshwater Leeches of North America". American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved January 19, 2010.