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        Abstract - Issue Jul 2007, 28 (3)                                                                                                             Back


An investigation on endoparasites of Rana ridibunda complex (s. l.) with dermal parasite (metacercariae) in Dalaman (Turkey)


Guler Unal1, Gulendame Saygi2, Dincer Ayaz*3, Cemal Varol Tok4


1Department of Biology, Faculty of Science-Literature, Yuzuncu Yil University, Van-65080, Turkey

2Parasitology Section, Faculty of Medicine, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas-58140, Turkey

3Department of Biology, Hydrobiology Section, Faculty of Science, Ege University, Bornova, Izmir-35100, Turkey

4Department of Biology, Faculty of Science-Literature, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Terzioglu Campus, Canakkale-17020, Turkey

(Received: March 10, 2006 ; Revised received: October 20, 2006 ; Accepted: November 01, 2006)

Abstract: In this study, endoparasites of the Rana ridibunda specimens collected from Dalaman area, southwestern Turkey were investigated. In the intestine of 17 specimens of R. ridibunda, five different parasites, represented by three species of the trematoda (Diplodiscus sp, Pleurogenoides sp, Plagiorchis sp) and two genera of round worms (Cosmocerca sp, Foleyella sp) were recognized. The trematoda and one of the round worms were found in the rectal region whereas the other round worm species are observed in the abdominal cavity.

Key words: Rana ridibunda, Intestinal parasites

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