Helminth parasites of the Caucasian salamander, Mertensiella caucasica, from Turkey


Yildirimhan H. S. , Bursey C., Goldberg S.

COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY, vol.72, no.1, pp.75-87, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 72 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1654/4152
  • Title of Journal : COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-87
  • Keywords: Monogenea, Digenea, Nematoda, Cestoda, Acanthocephala, Caucasian salamander, Mertensiella caucasica, Turkey, RED-BACKED SALAMANDER, EURYCEA-LUCIFUGA, CAVE SALAMANDER, CAUDATA, PLETHODON, FAUNA, BRACHYCOELIIDAE, TREMATODES, ARKANSAS, CINEREUS

Abstract

Seventy-two Caucasian salamanders, Mertensiella caucasica, were collected from 5 localities in Turkey between 1995 and 2001 and examined for helminths. One species of Monogenea, Euzetrema caucasica; 2 species of Digenea, Brachycoelium salamandrae and Opisthioglyphe rastellus; 1 species of Cestoda, Nematotaenia dispar; 4 species of Nematoda, Amphibiocapillaria tritonispunctati, Aplectana acuminata, Cosmocerca longicauda, and Mertensinema iberica; and 1 species of Acanthocephala, Acanthocephalus ranae, were found. One new host record and 6 new locality records are reported.