Ten leeches were collected from a Gulf Coast box turtle, Terrapene carolina major, found crossing a road in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi, USA. Eight of the leeches were identified as Placobdella multilineata and 2 were identified as Helobdella europaea. This represents the second vouchered report of leeches from a box turtle. Helobdella europaea is reported for the first time associated with a turtle and for the second time from the New World.
Richardson, Dennis J.; Hammond, C. I.; Moser, W. E.; Heaton, A. J.; and McAllister, C. T.
"Leech Parasitism of the Gulf Coast Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina major (Testudines:Emydidae) in Mississippi, USA,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 71
, Article 21.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol71/iss1/21