No Common Name Calliobdella vivida (Verrill, 1872)    Synonyms: Cystobranchus vividus.
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Annelida   >   Class Hirudinea   >   Order Rhynchobdellida   >   Family Piscicolidae   >   Genus Calliobdella   


This species is typically present in the Bay (including low salinity areas) November-April and can become very abundant (Robert Aguilar, SERC).


Has been documented infecting Blueback Herring in Maryland (R. Aguilar).

There are 3 records in the project database.

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Calliobdella vivida in Baltimore Co., Maryland (4/21/2021). (c) sercfisheries, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

Calliobdella vivida, a fish leech, in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (12/14/2016). Photo by Robert Aguilar, SERC. (MBP list)

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