Helminth parasites of the eastern spadefoot toad, Pelobates syriacus (Pelobatidae), from Turkey


YILDIRIMHAN H. S. , Bursey C. R.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.34, no.3, pp.311-319, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-0810-2
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.311-319
  • Keywords: Monogenea, Nematoda, eastern spadefoot toads, Pelobates syriacus, Turkey, RANA-MACROCNEMIS, MARSH FROG, RANIDAE, FAUNA, POLYSTOMATIDAE, RIDIBUNDA, ANURA

Abstract

Ninety-one eastern spadefoot toads, Pelobates syriacus, were collected from 3 localities in Turkey between 1993 and 2003 and examined for helminths. One species of Monogenea (Polystoma sp.) and 3 species of Nematoda (Aplectana brumpti, Oxysomatium brevicaudatum, Skrjabinelazia taurica) were found. Pelobates syriacus represents a new host record for Polystoma sp. and S. taurica.