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1 July 2004 Parasites of the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis, in Southern California, U.S.A
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A total of 230 feral African clawed frogs, Xenopus laevis, from 3 localities in southern California were examined for parasites. The following species were found: 3 species of Protozoa, Nyctotherus sp., Balantidium xenopodis, Protoopalina xenopodus; 2 species of Monogenea, Protopolystoma xenopodis, Gyrdicotylus gallieni; 1 species of Digenea, Clinostomum sp. (as metacercariae); 1 species of Cestoda, Cephalochlamys namaquensis; 2 species of Nematoda, Contracaecum sp. (as larvae), Eustrongylides sp. (as larvae); and 1 species of Acanthocephala, Acanthocephalus sp. (as cystacanth). Of these, the protozoans P. xenopodus and B. xenopodis, both monogeneans, and the cestode have an African origin. Contracaecum sp., Eustrongylides sp., and Acanthocephalus sp. have not been previously reported from X. laevis.

Boris I. Kuperman, Victoria E. Matey, Robert N. Fisher, Edward L. Ervin, Manna L. Warburton, Ludmila Bakhireva, and Cynthia A. Lehman "Parasites of the African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis, in Southern California, U.S.A," Comparative Parasitology 71(2), 229-232, (1 July 2004). https://doi.org/10.1654/4112
Published: 1 July 2004
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