Helminth fauna of Eurasian marsh frog, Pelophylax ridibundus (Pallas, 1771) (Anura: Ranidae) from Bingöl, Eastern Anatolia, Turkey


KOYUN M., BİRLİK S. , sümer N. , YILDIRIMHAN H. S.

Biharean Biologist, vol.9, no.2, pp.128-132, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Title of Journal : Biharean Biologist
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-132

Abstract

© Biharean Biologist, Oradea, Romania, 2015.This study was conducted to investigate helminth parasites of Eurasian Marsh Frog (Pelophylax ridibundus) from Bingöl province, in 2012. A total of 42 specimen were collected from six localities from Bingöl (Eastern Anatolia, Turkey) Twelve helminthes species were found from the collected samples: Haematolechus breviansa, Diplodiscus subclavatus Opisthioglyphe ranae, Pleurogenoides medians, Gorgodera cygnoides, Gorgoderina vitelliloba, Cosmocerca ornate, Rhabdias bufonis, Oxysomatium brevicaudatum, Eustrongylides excisus, Oswaldocruzia filiformis and Acanthocephalus ranae. Several studies on helminth fauna of Eurasian marsh frogs (P. ridibundus) have been published by different researchers and localities. All parasite species have been recorded previously but this study is the first helminthological study for host-frog from Bingöl province, Turkey.