Heavy Infection of the Round Ribbontail Ray with Marine LeechPublished in July 2012
Heavy Infection of the Round Ribbontail Ray Taeniura meyeni with Stibarobdella macrothela (Annelida: Hirudinida: Piscicolidae)
Takeo Yamauchi and Yuzo Ota
Thirty-three juveniles of the piscicolid leech Stibarobdella macrothela were found infecting a round ribbontail ray, Taeniura meyeni, from Micronesia. Taeniura meyeni is a new host for S. macrothela. The findings of the present study constitute the first record of S. macrothela from Micronesia.
Comparative Parasitology 79(2):350-351. 2012