Abstract

Abstract:

In an attempt to add to our knowledge of the biodiversity of helminths infecting Philippine amphibians, three species of dicroglossid frogs (Dicroglossidae) were examined for helminths: Limnonectes macrocephalus (n = 5), L. visayanus (n = 5), and L. woodworthi (n = 5). We found four species of Nematoda (Abbreviata bufonis, Aplectana samarensis, Falcaustra dubia, and Seuratascaris numidica) and one species of Acanthocephala, Peudoacanthocephalus bufonis. Falcaustria dubia in L. macrocephalus had the greatest mean intensity of infection (15.5 ± 2.1 SD). Rather than possessing a unique helminth fauna, dicroglossid frogs from the Philippines are infected by generalist helminths that also infect other species of frogs. Twelve new host records are reported.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1534-6188
Print ISSN
0030-8870
Pages
pp. 177-186
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-17
Open Access
No
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