oa African Zoology - Redescription of the African duck leech Theromyzon cooperi (Harding, 1932) (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae)

Volume 28, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



The African duck leech Theromyzon cooperi, which is the only representative of the genus so far reported in Africa, is redescriptionbed. Aspects of its internal morphology are descriptionbed for the first time. The conspecificity of the two supposed species T. cooperi and T. lineatum is also indicated.

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