2016 | VOLUME 33
Nematodes of Leptopelis christyi and Leptopelis karissimbensis (Anura: Arthroleptidae), from the Democratic Republic of Congo
Thirty-eight frogs (Arthroleptidae), Leptopelis christyi (n = 26) and Leptopelis karissimbensis (n = 12), from the Democratic Republic of Congo were examined for helminths. Three species of Nematoda were found in L. christyi (Aplectana macintoshii, A. chamaeleonis, Orneoascaris chrysanthemoides), while only one species of Nematoda, A. chamaeleonis was found in L. karissimbensis. Aplectana chamaeleonis in L. christyi showed the highest prevalence (38%), mean intensity of infection (2.6) and largest number (26) of individuals. All are new host records.
Published: 28 December 2016