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Feeding strategies and competition between terrestrial Haemadipsa leeches (Euhirudinea : Arhynchobdellida) in Danum Valley rainforest (Borneo, Sabah)

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Feeding strategies and competition between terrestrial Haemadipsa leeches (Euhirudinea : Arhynchobdellida) in Danum Valley rainforest (Borneo, Sabah)

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dc.contributor.author Gąsiorek, Piotr [USOS158848] pl
dc.contributor.author Różycka, Hanna pl
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-12T13:29:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-12T13:29:56Z
dc.date.issued 2017 pl
dc.identifier.issn 0015-5683 pl
dc.identifier.uri https://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/47562
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Feeding strategies and competition between terrestrial Haemadipsa leeches (Euhirudinea : Arhynchobdellida) in Danum Valley rainforest (Borneo, Sabah) pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.abstract.en Haemadipsid leeches are among the most successful terrestrial invertebrates in Bornean rainforests. They are very common ectoparasites of vertebrates, and their abundance has facilitated the conduction of numerous projects in the fields of ecology, zoogeography and taxonomy. We undertook research on two species inhabiting lowland dipterocarp forest, Haemadipsa picta Moore, 1929 and Haemadipsa subagilis (Moore, 1929), in order to address the following questions: (a) is there a difference in leech abundance between trails and off-trails?; (b) is ambush location dependent on specimen size or is species-specific?; (c) is intra- and interspecific competition limited by differences in foraging behaviours or vertical niche partitioning? Our results clearly show that H. picta is more abundant on trails than on off-trails and is vertically dispersed within the understory; the size of a specimen is strongly correlated with plant height. Haemadipsa subagilis was found not to exhibit such patterns. We suggest a possible lowering of interspecific competition between these species as a result of: (i) size-dependent dispersion of H. picta (together with reduction of intraspecific competition); and (ii) habitat specialisation of H. subagilis. Moreover, we provide new observations on their foraging behaviour. pl
dc.subject.en ectoparasites pl
dc.subject.en foraging behaviour pl
dc.subject.en Haemadipsidae pl
dc.subject.en haematophagy pl
dc.subject.en parasitism pl
dc.description.volume 64 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.14411/fp.2017.031 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1803-6465 pl
dc.title.journal Folia Parasitologica pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi : Instytut Zoologii i Badań Biomedycznych pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.identifier.articleid 031 pl
dc.rights.original CC-BY; otwarte czasopismo; ostateczna wersja wydawcy; w momencie opublikowania; 0 pl
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