Parasites of the mink frog (rana septentrionalis) from minnesota, U.S.A.

Anna M. Schotthoefer, Matthew G. Bolek, Rebecca A. Cole, Val R. Beasley

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Abstract

Twenty-two mink frogs, Rana septentrionalis, collected from two locations in Minnesota, United States, were examined for helminth and protozoan blood parasites in July 1999. A total of 16 parasite taxa were recovered including 5 larval digenean trematodes, 7 adult digenean trematodes, 3 nematodes, and I Trypanosorna species. Infracommunities were dominated by the digeneans in terms of richness and abundance. In particular, echinostomatid metacercariae in the kidneys of frogs were the most common parasites found, infecting 100% of the frogs and consisting of about 90% of all helminth individuals recovered. Gorgodera amplicava, Gorgoderina multilohata, Haernaroloechus pan'iplexus, Haernatoloechus breviplexus, Cosnwcercoides dukae, and Oswaldocruzia pipiens represent new host records. The survey presented here represents the second known helminth survey of mink frogs conducted in North America. A summary of metazoan parasites reported from mink frogs is included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Parasitology
Volume76
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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Schotthoefer, Anna M. ; Bolek, Matthew G. ; Cole, Rebecca A. ; Beasley, Val R. / Parasites of the mink frog (rana septentrionalis) from minnesota, U.S.A. In: Comparative Parasitology. 2009 ; Vol. 76, No. 2. pp. 240-246.
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