Helminth Parasites of the Caucasian Parsley Frog, Pelodytes caucasicus, from Turkey


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

COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY, vol.76, no.2, pp.247-257, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1654/4376.1
  • Title of Journal : COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.247-257
  • Keywords: Digenea, Nematoda, Acanthocephala, Caucasian parsley frog, Pelodytes caucasicus, Turkey, OSWALDOCRUZIA-FILIFORMIS NEMATODA, RANA-RIDIBUNDA, COMMON TOAD, TRICHOSTRONGYLOIDEA, FAUNA, COMMUNITIES, MOLINEIDAE, LACERTIDAE, REPTILIA, PYRENEES

Abstract

Fifty-four Caucasian parsley frogs, Pelodytes caucasicus, from Turkey were examined for helminths in 2005. Found were 1 species of Digenea, Gorgodera cygnoides; 5 species of Nematoda, Agfa tauricus, Aplectana brumpti, Cosmocerea ornata, Oswaldocruzia filifiormis, and Rhabdias bufonis: and 1 species of Acanthocephala, Pseudoacanthocephala caucasicus. Pelodytes caucasicus represents a new host record for each of the parasite species; Agfa tauricas and Pseudoacanthocephala caucasicus are reported from Turkey for the first time.