Helminth parasites of the Taurus frog, Rana holtzi, and the Uludag frog, Rana macrocnemis, with remarks on the helminth community of Turkish anurans


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

COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY, vol.73, no.2, pp.237-248, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1654/4191.1
  • Journal Name: COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.237-248
  • Keywords: Turkey, Rana holtzi, Rana macrocnemis, Ranidae, Digenea, Cestoda, Nematoda, Acanthocephala, OSWALDOCRUZIA-FILIFORMIS NEMATODA, AMPHIBIANS, TRICHOSTRONGYLOIDEA, POLYSTOMATIDAE, VIRIDIS, SAURIA, FAUNA

Abstract

Fifty-four Rana holtzi and 84 Rana macrocnemis from Turkey were examined for helminths. Rana holtzi harbored 3 species of Digenea (Gorgoderina vitelliloba, Haplometra cylindracea, Opisthioglyphe rastellus) and I species of Nematoda (Cosmocerca ornata). Rana holtzi is a new host record for these helminths. Rana macrocnemis harbored 1 species of Monogenea (Polystoma macrocnemis), 5 species of Digenea (Opisthioglyphe rastellus, Gorgoderina vitelliloba, Haplometra cillindracea, Pleurogenes claviger, Pleurogenoides medians), 3 species of Nematoda (Rhabdias bufonis, Cosmocerca ornata, Oswaldocruzia filiformis), and 1 species of Acanthocephala (Acanthocephalus ranae). Rana macrocnemis represents a new host record for H. cylindracea, O. rastellus, and P. medians.