Checklist of metazoon parasites recorded in Anura and Urodela from Turkey

YILDIRIMHAN H. S., Incedogan S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.37, no.5, pp.562-575, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-1209-16
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.562-575
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A checklist of metazoon parasites of Anura and Urodela in Turkey has been compiled from parasitological studies done in Turkey between 1960 and 2013. The list of parasite species is arranged by phylum and class, providing parasite name, location of the caught Anura and Urodela hosts, and date of published record. Seventy parasite species belonging to phylum Platyhelminthes (including 7 species of Monogenea, 24 species of Digenea, and 2 species of Cestoda), phylum Nemathelminthes (including 30 species of Nematoda), phylum Acanthocephala (6 species), and phylum Annelida (1 species) are listed from 24 host species, which were collected from different parts of Turkey. The parasite-host list is organized on a taxonomic basis and provides information for the species of host(s) infected, the known geographic distribution in Turkey, and the published sources for each host and locality record.