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for Journal of the North Carolina Academy of Science Vol. 121 Issue 1, Spring 2005
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The leech Oligobdella biannulata is a species endemic to mountain streams of the Southern Blue Ridge Physiographic Zone, and is thought to be host specific to salamanders. Host salamanders were collected in North Carolina and South Carolina, and examined for leeches. Observations revealed a much wider range of salamander hosts than had previously been reported.
Only one published record of the gray bat (Myotis grisescens) from 1968 in North Carolina exists. Recently, gray bats have been documented more frequently during the summer months using a sonar detecting technique. Records indicate that the gray bat is more common and widespread in western North Carolina than previously known.
A total of twenty-nine scale-bearing Protista were observed from freshwater North and South Carolina sites. While ten of the taxa have been previously reported from the United States, nineteen are new records.
Bonefishes (family Albulidae) are cosmopolitan fishes that inhabit sand and grass flats of tropical seas. The current status of bonefishes in North Carolina was reviewed and a sixth bonefish species (Albula vulpes) was identified near Cape Hatteras.