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1 January 2019 Gastrointestinal Helminths from Three Species of Limnonectes (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from the Philippines
Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Rafe M. Brown, Cameron D. Siler
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In an attempt to add to our knowledge of the biodiversity of helminths infecting Philippine amphibians, three species of dicroglossid frogs (Dicroglossidae) were examined for helminths: Limnonectes macrocephalus (n = 5), L. visayanus (n=5), and L. woodworthi (n=5). Wefound four species of Nematoda (Abbreviata bufonis, Aplectana samarensis, Falcaustra dubia, and Seuratascaris numidica) and one species of Acanthocephala, Peudoacanthocephalus bufonis. Falcaustria dubia in L. macrocephalus had the greatest mean intensity of infection (15.5±2.1 SD). Rather than possessing a unique helminth fauna, dicroglossid frogs from the Philippines are infected by generalist helminths that also infect other species of frogs. Twelve new host records are reported.

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Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Rafe M. Brown, and Cameron D. Siler "Gastrointestinal Helminths from Three Species of Limnonectes (Anura: Dicroglossidae) from the Philippines," Pacific Science 73(1), 177-186, (1 January 2019). https://doi.org/10.2984/73.1.9
Accepted: 8 August 2018; Published: 1 January 2019
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biodiversity
frogs
new hosts
parasites
Southeast Asia
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