A Trematode Parasite Infecting the Skin of Rana ridibunda Complex (Sensu Lato) from Daiaman (Muğla, Turkey)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2010
Authors:Ünal, G, Ayaz, D, Tok, CVarol, Saygi, G
Journal:Journal of Freshwater Ecology
Volume:25
Issue:4
Date Published:2010
ISBN Number:0270-5060
Keywords:Meleagris, Meleagris gallopavo, Phasianidae
Abstract:ABSTRACT We examined the structure of the black spots on the ventral surface of Rana ridibunda specimens, which were collected from the west Anatolia region of Turkey, and a multi-cellular parasite was discovered under these spots on the dermis within a cyst. The number of melanocytes had increased and the connective tissue of the dermis had surrounded the cyst. The parasite was a trematode in its metacercarial stage.ABSTRACT We examined the structure of the black spots on the ventral surface of Rana ridibunda specimens, which were collected from the west Anatolia region of Turkey, and a multi-cellular parasite was discovered under these spots on the dermis within a cyst. The number of melanocytes had increased and the connective tissue of the dermis had surrounded the cyst. The parasite was a trematode in its metacercarial stage.
URL:http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02705060.2010.9664416
Short Title:Journal of Freshwater Ecology
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