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1 July 2009 Gastrointestinal Helminths of Six Sympatric Species of Leptodactylus from Tocantins State, Brazil
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A total of 107 leptodactylid frogs representing 6 species, Leptodactylus fuscus (n  =  15), Leptodactylus leptodactyloides (n  =  9), Leptodactylus mystaceus (n  =  2), Leptodactylus ocellatus (n  =  31), Leptodactylus petersii (n  =  31), and Leptodactylus pustulatus (n  =  19), collected in the Brazilian state of Tocantins, were examined for helminths. One species of Digenea (Catadiscus marinholutzi), 6 species of Nematoda (adults of Cosmocerca podicipinus, Ochoterenella scalaris, Oswaldocruzia proencai, and Schrankiana larvata and larvae of Brevimulticaecum sp. and Physaloptera sp.), and 1 species of Acanthocephala (as cystacanths) were found. The mean number of helminth species infecting each frog species was 3.3 ± 2.1 SD, with a range of 1–7. Ten new host records are reported.

Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Janalee P. Caldwell, and Donald B. Shepard "Gastrointestinal Helminths of Six Sympatric Species of Leptodactylus from Tocantins State, Brazil," Comparative Parasitology 76(2), (1 July 2009). https://doi.org/10.1654/4368.1
Published: 1 July 2009
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