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Macrobdella decora (Freshwater leech)

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Ambystoma maculatum (Spotted Salamander)[1]
Castor canadensis (american beaver)[1]
Ictalurus punctatus (Channel catfish)[1]
Lithobates catesbeianus (American Bullfrog)[1]
Lithobates sphenocephalus sphenocephalus (Florida Leopard Frog)[1]
Lithobates sylvaticus (Wood Frog)[1]
Lymnaea stagnalis (swamp lymnaea)[1]
Mephitis mephitis[1]
Odocoileus virginianus[1]
Ondatra zibethicus (muskrat)[1]
Procyon lotor[1]

Predators

Aix sponsa (Wood Duck)[1]
Ameiurus natalis (Yellow bullhead)[1]
Anas platyrhynchos (Mallard)[1]
Anax junius (green darner)[1]
Chelydra serpentina (Common Snapping Turtle)[1]
Gambusia holbrooki (Bore-drain fish)[1]
Hypentelium nigricans (Northern hog sucker)[1]
Ictalurus punctatus (Channel catfish)[1]
Micropterus salmoides (Northern largemouth bass)[1]
Nerodia sipedon (Northern Water Snake)[1]
Pomoxis nigromaculatus (Strawberry bass)[1]
Thamnophis sirtalis (Common Garter Snake)[1]

Providers

Parasite of 
Mephitis mephitis (Striped Skunk)[1]
Odocoileus virginianus (white-tailed deer)[1]
Procyon lotor (Raccoon)[1]
Shelter 
Carex stricta (upright sedge)[1]
Lemna minor (common duckweed)[1]
Phragmites australis (common reed)[1]
Pontederia cordata (Pickerel Weed)[1]
Saururus cernuus (lizard's tail)[1]
Scirpus cyperinus (Woolly Grass Bulrush)[1]
Typha latifolia (Reedmace)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Alloglossidium hamrumi <Unverified Name>[2]
Alloglossidium hirudicola <Unverified Name>[2]
Alloglossidium macrobdellensis[2]

Distribution

Middle America; North America;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Study of Northern Virginia Ecology 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access