Helminth parasites of the levantine frog (Pelophylax bedriagae Camerano, 1882) from the western part of Turkey


Demir S., Yakar O., Yildirimhan H. S. , Birlik S.

HELMINTHOLOGIA, vol.52, no.1, pp.71-76, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1515/helmin-2015-0013
  • Journal Name: HELMINTHOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.71-76
  • Keywords: Pelophylax bedriagae, Nematoda, Digenea, Acanthocephala, Hirudinea, BUFO-BUFO LINNAEUS, TREE FROG, RANA-MACROCNEMIS, ANTALYA PROVINCE, TURKISH ANURANS, BANDED FROG, ULUDAG FROG, COMMON TOAD, MARSH FROG, RANIDAE
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Fifty-four Pelophylax bedriagae (Levantine Frog) from Turkey (Izmir and Manisa Provinces) were examined for helminth parasites. The frogs were collected between 2012 and 2014 years. Eight species of helminth parasites were recorded: 3 species of Nematoda (Rhabdias bufonis, Cosmocerca ornata, Oswaldocruzia filiformis), 3 species of Digenea (Diplodiscus subclavatus, Haematoloechus breviansa, Gorgoderina vitelliloba), 1 species of Acanthocephala (Acanthocephalus ranae) and 1 species of Hirudinea (Hirudo medicinalis). Pelophylax bedriagae is a new host record for these parasite species.