A total of 22 specimens of the red-spotted toad collected from San José Brook, Baja California Sur, Mexico were examined for helminth parasites. The only parasite species recovered was the adult cestode Distoichometra bufonis, which was found parasitizing the intestine with a prevalence of 27% and mean abundance of 0.59. This report represents the first record for a helminth species in the red-spotted toad in Mexico. This tapeworm occurs naturally in the Nearctic region (Canada, United States, and Mexico), parasitizing 23 host species belonging to 10 genera and 5 anuran families.
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Vol. 83 • No. 2