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Aquatic Annelida (Polychaeta, Oligochaeta, Hirudinea) of the Ganga River and adjacent water bodies in Patna (India: Bihar), with description of a new leech species (Family Salifidae)

H. Nesemann, G. Sharma and R. K. Sinha
Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien. Serie B für Botanik und Zoologie
105. Bd. (2003), pp. 139-187
Published by: Naturhistorisches Museum
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/41767284
Page Count: 49
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Aquatic Annelida (Polychaeta, Oligochaeta, Hirudinea) of the Ganga River and adjacent water bodies in Patna (India: Bihar), with description of a new leech species (Family Salifidae)
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Abstract

New records of thirty-nine aquatic annelids (Polychaeta, Oligochaeta, Hirudinea) from Bihar (India), are presented, belonging to ten families Nereidae, Nephthydae, Naididae, Tubificidae, Glossoscolecidae, Megascolecidae, Glossiphoniidae, Ozobranchidae, Hirudinidae, and Salifidae. They include two species of polychaetes, twenty-seven oligochaetes and ten leeches. A new leech, Salifa biharensis sp.n., is described. Two naidid species, Nais bretscheri and Pristina acuminata, are found for the first time from the Indian subcontinent. Aus Bihar (Indien) werden Neunachweise von neununddreissig Süsswasser-Anneliden (Polychaeta, Oligochaeta, Hirudinea) des Ganges vorgestellt, die zu den zehn Familien Nereidae, Nephthydae, Naididae, Tubificidae, Glossoscolecidae, Megascolecidae, Glossiphoniidae, Ozobranchidae, Hirudinidae, und Salifidae gehören. Es sind hierbei zwei Polychaeten, siebenundzwanzig Oligochaeten und zehn Egel vertreten. Eine Egelart, Salifa biharensis sp.n., wird neu beschrieben und zwei Naidide, Nais bretscheri und Pristina acuminata, werden erstmals vom indischen Subkontinent nachgewiesen.

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