The first record of amphibians as paratenic hosts of Serpinema larvae (Nematoda; Camallanidae)

Authors
Gonzalez, Cynthya Elizabeth; Hamann, Mónika Inés
Publication Year
2007
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Lysapsus limellum Cope, 1862  is a member of the frog family Hylidae. It is distributed exclusively in South America, in Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and the north of Argentina. In Argentina, L. limellum is restricted to some areas adjacent to the Paraguay and Paraná rivers. It shows a great preference for aquatic habitats, and occurs in permanent and semipermanent ponds. Studies on the parasite fauna of L. limellum from Corrientes, Argentina showed the presence of thirty three nematode larvae of the family Camallanidae. Specimens were identified as third-stage of Serpinema cf. trispinosum. The present report represents the first record of Serpinema larvae in amphibians, and suggests the importance of amphibians as paratenic host of freshwater turtle parasites. The genus Serpinema is registered by the first time in Argentina
Fil: Gonzalez, Cynthya Elizabeth. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Nordeste. Centro de Ecología Aplicada del Litoral. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Centro de Ecología Aplicada del Litoral; Argentina
Fil: Hamann, Mónika Inés. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Nordeste. Centro de Ecología Aplicada del Litoral. Universidad Nacional del Nordeste. Centro de Ecología Aplicada del Litoral; Argentina
Subject
LYSAPSUS LIMELLUM
HYLIDAE
SERPINEMA
ARGENTINA
Zoología, Ornitología, Entomología, Etología
Ciencias Biológicas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/70822