Translator Disclaimer
1 April 1992 Testicular Myxosporidiasis in the Flat-Backed Toad, Bufo maculatus (Amphibia: Bufonidae), from Cameroon, Africa
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

Macroscopic cysts measuring ≤860 × 500 μm were found in the testes of a flat backed toad, Bufo maculatus, collected in Cameroon, West Africa. On histologic examination, the cysts contained numerous spores of a Myxobolus sp. (Myxozoa: Myxobolidae). Spores in fixed tissues measured 9.2 μm long, 8.9 μm wide, and 4.0 μm thick; the range of values for length, width, and thickness were 8.8 to 9.6/mi, 8.6 to 9.4 μm, 3.6 to 4.4 μm, respectively (n =20). The shape index (length/width) was 1.03, and ranged from 1.00 to 1.09. Pathology was limited to a slight constriction of adjacent seminiferous tubules by the cysts. No host inflammatory response was noted. This myxozoan is distinct from all other members of the genus infecting anurans and is assigned the name Myxobolus bufonis sp. n.

Upton, Freed, Freed, McAllister, and Goldberg: Testicular Myxosporidiasis in the Flat-Backed Toad, Bufo maculatus (Amphibia: Bufonidae), from Cameroon, Africa
Steve J. Upton, Paul S. Freed, Deborah A. Freed, Chris T. McAllister, and Stephen R. Goldberg "Testicular Myxosporidiasis in the Flat-Backed Toad, Bufo maculatus (Amphibia: Bufonidae), from Cameroon, Africa," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 28(2), 326-329, (1 April 1992). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-28.2.326
Received: 26 August 1991; Published: 1 April 1992
JOURNAL ARTICLE
4 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
Back to Top