Helminth parasites of the banded frog Rana camerani (Ranidae) from Turkey

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

COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY, vol.73, no.2, pp.222-236, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 73 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1654/4229.1
  • Page Numbers: pp.222-236


One hundred forty-three banded frogs Rana camerani were collected from 2 localities in Turkey between 2000 and 2004 and examined for helminths. One species of Monogenea (Polystoma sp.), 5 species of Digenea (Gorgodera cynoides, Gorgoderina vitelliloba, Haplometra cylindricae, Opisthioglyphe rastellus, Pleurogenoides medians), 1 species of Cestoda (Nematotaenia dispar), 3 species of Nematoda (Cosmocerca ornata, Oswaldocruzia filiformis, Rhabdias bufonis), and 1 species of Acanthocephala (Acanthocephalus ranae) were found. Rana camerani represents a new host record for each of the collected parasite species.