fish leech
an annelid worm with some members parasitic on fishes, notably Piscicola. Rarely causes much damage but can transmit blood parasitic protozoans and possibly bacteria and viruses, as well as causing secondary infections. May cause anaemia, lethargy and restlessness. Rare in aquaria but common in fish ponds and in the wild

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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