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New host data for the leech Oligobdella biannulata (Euhirudinea: Glossiphoniidae)

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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.