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Dataset Papers in Biology
Volume 2013, Article ID 362683, 6 pages
Dataset Paper

First Records of Potamic Leech Fauna of Eastern Siberia, Russia

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

Received 13 June 2012; Accepted 24 June 2012

Academic Editors: S. Guillen-Hernandez, M. Skoracki, and P. Tryjanowski

Copyright © 2013 Irina A. Kaygorodova et al. 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.


We studied the fauna of leech and leech-like species inhabiting main water streams of Eastern Siberia and its tributaries, which are attributed to Lake Baikal basin and Lena River basin. Here we present their list for the first time. This study was mainly aimed for free-living parasitic and carnivorous leeches whereas piscine parasites were not included specially. In total, the potamic leech fauna of Eastern Siberia includes 12 described species belonging to 10 genera. Representatives of three unidentified species of two genera Erpobdella and Barbronia have been also recorded.