Article - Prevalence of Placobdella costata on the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) in northeast Algeria

This article was published in January 2017 in the Herpetology Notes journal.

It deals with the prevalence of the Placobdella costata leech amongst the European Pond population in the El Kala National Park, Algeria.

You can access its abstract through the opposite link.

Contact: Anthony Olivier, Tour du Valat Regional Natural Reserve (e-mail)

Photo: European Pond Turtle in the Tour du Valat Estate (© J. Peridont / Tour du Valat)

Full bibliographical reference: 

S. Fediras, R. Rouag, N. Ziane, A. Olivier, A. Béchet, S. Benyacoub. Prevalence of Placobdella costata (Fr. Mûller, 1846) (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae) on the European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) in northeast Algeria. 2017/ Herpetology Notes 10: 3-8