The helminth community of the agile frog, Rana dalmatina Bonaparte, 1839 (Anura: Ranidae) collected from Northwest of Turkey

Dusen S., Ugurtas I. H. , Aydogdu A., Oguz M. C.

HELMINTHOLOGIA, vol.46, no.3, pp.177-182, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.2478/s11687-009-0033-8
  • Journal Name: HELMINTHOLOGIA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.177-182
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


A total of 33 agile frogs (Rana dalmatina) were collected from 7 localities in Edirne, Bursa and AdapazarA +/- Provinces (Northwest of Turkey), between 1987-2007 and examined for the first time for helminths. R. dalmatina harbored one species of Monogenea (Polystoma sp.), 3 species of Digenea (Diplodiscus subclavatus, Pleurogenoides medians, and Pleurogenes claviger), 4 species of Nematoda (Rhabdias bufonis, Oswaldocruzia filiformis, Cosmocerca ornata, and Oxysomatium brevicaudatum) and one species of Acanthocephala (Acanthocephalus ranae). All helminths represent new host records for Rana dalmatina in Turkey.