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11 July 2019 Gastrointestinal Helminths of Three Species of Limnonectes Frogs (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Malaysia
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Three species of dicroglossid frogs from Malaysia were examined for helminths: Limnonectes ibanorum (n = 5), Limnonectes ingeri (n = 5), and Limnonectes leporinus (n = 6). We found 7 species of Nematoda (Amphibiocapillaria bufonis, Cosmocerca ornata, Falcaustra dubia, Orneoascaris sandoshami, Oswaldocruzia sp., Physaloptera sp., Cosmocercinae gen., sp. 1 of Moravec and Sey 1990); 1 species of Cestoda (pleurocercoid); 1 species of Acanthocephala (Pseudoacanthocephalus bufonis); and 1 species of Digenea (Diplodiscus amphichrus). Cosmocerca ornata was the only helminth infecting the 3 dicroglossid species. The most numerous helminth (n = 36) was Cosmocercinae gen. sp. in L. ibanorum. The 3 species of Limnonectes are parasitized by generalist helminths that also infect other species of frogs. Twelve new host records are reported.

Stephen R. Goldberg and Charles R. Bursey "Gastrointestinal Helminths of Three Species of Limnonectes Frogs (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from Malaysia," Comparative Parasitology 86(2), 149-152, (11 July 2019). https://doi.org/10.1654/1525-2647-86.2.149
Published: 11 July 2019
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