In article <1994Apr23.122743.1 at topaz> fergusma at topaz.ucq.edu.au writes:
>I don't know about human parasites, but I pulled some leeches off Krefft's
>turtle (Emydura kreffti) the other day, and after a few hours some third stage
>larval nematodes emerged from the leeches, I haven't been able to I.D. them
You'll find that these are some kind of rhabditid parasite of freshwater
soft-bodied inverts and has nothing to do with the turtle. I have found
them a number of times in Placobdella ornata, even once to the extent that
a large blister was apparent in the leech's tegument. Never ID'd them
too far, don't know how.
Mark Siddall The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance,
Department of Zoology - it is the _illusion_ of knowledge.
University of Toronto D. J. Boorstein
mes at zoo.toronto.edu