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1 April 1996 Intrahepatic Larval Nematode Infection in the Northern Spring Peeper, Pseudacris crucifer crucifer (Anura: Hylidae), in West Virginia
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Larval stages of an unknown nematode were observed encapsulated in the livers of spring peepers, Pseudacris crucifer crucifer (Weid-Neuweid), collected from a marsh in western West Virginia (USA) during the spring breeding seasons of 1993 and 1994. Prevalence and mean intensity of infection were 37% (30 of 82 animals) and 2.03 parasites per infected host, respectively. Capsules with white or darkly pigmented walls were observed in infected livers; the former containing viable larvae, and the latter enveloping larvae in various stages of degeneration.

Joy, Walker, Koh, Bentley, and Crank: Intrahepatic Larval Nematode Infection in the Northern Spring Peeper, Pseudacris crucifer crucifer (Anura: Hylidae), in West Virginia
James E. Joy, Ernest M. Walker, Sukjung G. Koh, James M. Bentley, and Anna G. Crank "Intrahepatic Larval Nematode Infection in the Northern Spring Peeper, Pseudacris crucifer crucifer (Anura: Hylidae), in West Virginia," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 32(2), 340-343, (1 April 1996). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-32.2.340
Received: 23 April 1995; Published: 1 April 1996
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