Hellobdella europaea occurrence in Fiji

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11 November 2021
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This is the first confirmed record of Hellobdella europaea in the South Pacific region. The species is considered to be invasive in Europe, south east Asia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

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Occurrence (core)

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Rashni B, Brown K (2021): Hellobdella europaea occurrence in Fiji. v1. The University of the South Pacific. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.sprep.org/resource?r=heuropaea_fiji_usp&v=1.0


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Occurrence; leech; introduced; freshwater


Bindiya Rashni
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Regional Coordinator Oceania
Freshwater Biodiversity Observation Network
Kelly Brown
  • Metadata Provider
  • Curator
  • Originator
The University of the South Pacific
USP Lower Campus, Laucala Bay Road
Ainsof So'o
  • Programmer
Systems Developer and Analyst

Geographic Coverage

The island of Viti Levu in Fiji.

Bounding Coordinates South West [-18.646, 176.88], North East [-17.099, 178.945]

Taxonomic Coverage

The freshwater leech Hellobdella europaea

Species Hellobdella europaea

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2015-01-01 / 2020-01-01

Project Data

No Description available

Title Addressing Oceania’s freshwater biodiversity data deficiency by mobilizing Melanesian datasets
Identifier BID-PA2020-010-REG

The personnel involved in the project:

Kelly Brown

Sampling Methods


Study Extent Island of Viti Levu, in the Provinces of Ba and Nadroga-Navosa.

Method step description:

  1. To be described.

Additional Metadata