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The blood sucking on human by Placobdella costata (O. F. Müller, 1846) (Hirudinida: Glossiphoniidae) - case study with notes on body form
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  • Joanna Cichocka,
  • Aleksander Bielecki,
  • Izabela Jablonska-Barna,
  • Łukasz Krajewski,
  • Katarzyna Topolska,
  • Joanna Hildebrand,
  • Małgorzata Dmitryjuk,
  • Anna Biedunkiewicz,
  • Andrei Abramchuk
Joanna Cichocka
High School in Olsztyn
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Aleksander Bielecki
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology
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Izabela Jablonska-Barna
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
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Łukasz Krajewski
Wetland Protection Center
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Katarzyna Topolska
independent scientist
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Joanna Hildebrand
University of Wrocław
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Małgorzata Dmitryjuk
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
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Anna Biedunkiewicz
University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn
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Andrei Abramchuk
Birdlife Belarus
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Abstract

Abstract: 1. In our paper four events of blood sucking on human by Placobdella costata were described. 2. Human blood was sucked by both adults and juvenile specimens of P. costata. 3. The feeding strategies of juveniles under parental care are presented. 4. New data of juvenile specimens body form are presented. 5. Information on the potential role of mammals in species dispersion and habitat preferences of leeches are under consideration.

Peer review status:IN REVISION

21 Dec 2020Submitted to Ecology and Evolution
23 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
23 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
06 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
02 Feb 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
03 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
24 Mar 20211st Revision Received
29 Mar 2021Assigned to Editor
29 Mar 2021Submission Checks Completed
29 Mar 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
31 Mar 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
23 May 20212nd Revision Received
24 May 2021Submission Checks Completed
24 May 2021Assigned to Editor
24 May 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
25 May 2021Editorial Decision: Revise Minor