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Dataset Papers in Biology
Volume 2013, Article ID 261521, 4 pages
Dataset Paper

An Illustrated Checklist of Leech Species from Lake Baikal (Eastern Siberia, Russia)

Limnological Institute, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, 3 Ulan-Batorskaja Street, Irkutsk 664033, Russia

Received 28 March 2012; Accepted 11 April 2012

Academic Editors: A. Ereskovsky and J.-L. Gattolliat

Copyright © 2013 Irina Kaygorodova. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


New data on Lake Baikal fauna of Hirudinida (Annelida, Clitellata) are presented. The species composition of Baikal leeches extends to 20 species belonging to two orders, four families, and 12 genera. An updated checklist includes information on five species recorded in Eastern Siberia for the first time. All specimens from author’s collection are provided with illustration.