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Abstract

Feeding duration of Myzobdella lugubris leech on largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides).

Abstract

Previous studies have shown that oral lesions in Micropterus salmoides are caused by the leech Myzobdella lugubris. In this study the information and effect of the leech infestation and feeding cycle on the oral epithelium and temporal pathology of captured largemouth bass from nine sites within the Back Bay located in south-eastern Virginia, USA was highlighted.