CAAB - Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota - Taxon report

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Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota (CAAB) Taxon Report

Animalia (kingdom)  »  Annelida (phylum)  »  Clitellata (class)  »  Rhynchobdellida (order)  »  Piscicolidae (family)

CAAB Code: 22 307000 show as JSON
Scientific Name
and Authority


Rank: Family
CAAB category: 22 - Annelida Segmented worms
Family: 22 307 Piscicolidae (fish leeches) - show full list
Common Name: fish leeches
Organism Type: a fish leech
Taxon lists: Current Australian list:
Commercial species list:
Standard Fish Names List:
Habitat: Marine unspecified
Child Codes: 22 307902     Austrobdella spp.
22 307915     Bdellamaris spp.
22 307903     Branchellion spp.
22 307904     Cryobdella spp.
22 307912     Dollfusobdella spp.
22 307905     Galatheabdella spp.
22 307913     Leporinabdella spp.
22 307906     Mooreobdellina spp.
22 307911     Notobdella spp.
22 307917     Phyllobdellina spp.
22 307907     Pleurobdella spp.
22 307914     Pontobdella spp.
22 307901     Pterobdella spp.
22 307916     Richardsonobdella spp.
22 307909     Trachelobdella spp.
22 307910     Trachelobdellina spp.
Distribution map:
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Occurrence locations [1] shown as red circles - View CSIRO Catch records
Taxon Notes:This code is provided for use when identification of a specimen to family level is sufficient, or when no further detail is available.

Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2019-11-21
View at Atlas of Living Australia
Name status: accepted    Checked on: 2022-08-24
View at WoRMS    - also at Ocean Biodiversity Information System (OBIS) (report and map of occurrences)
Scientific Name
verified against
Burreson, E.M., 2020. Marine and estuarine leeches (Hirudinida: Ozobranchidae and Piscicolidae) of Australia and New Zealand with a key to species., Invertebrate Systematics, Vol. 34: 235-259. . doi:10.1071/IS19048
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