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Helminths of the Two Mountain Frogs, Banded Frog, Rana camerani Boulenger, 1886 and Uludağ Frog Rana macrocnemis Boulenger, 1885 (Anura: Ranidae), Collected from the Antalya Province
1 Pamukkale University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Department of Biology, Kınıklı Campus, Kınıklı 20017 Denizli  
Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2007; 31: 84-88

Key Words: Rana camerani, Rana macrocnemis, helminths, Turkey
Abstract

In this study, two mountain frogs (Rana camerani and Rana macrocnemis) were collected in the Antalya Province in south-western Turkey during 2001 and 2002 and were examined for helminths. Out of 15 Rana camerani, 10 (66.7%) were infected with 1 or more helminths and out of 20 Rana macrocnemis, 17 (85%) were infected with 1 or more helminths. The helminth fauna of Rana camerani included 4 species of which were 3 trematode species (Haplometra cylindracea, Pleurogenoides medians, Opisthioglyphe rastellus), and 1 nematode species (Cosmocerca ornata). The helminth fauna of Rana macrocnemis included 3 species with 1 trematode species (H. cylindracea), 1 nematode species (C. ornata), and 1 acanthocephalan species (Acanthocephalus ranae). H. cylindracea and C. ornata were observed in both of the mountain frogs. 

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