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


Unal G., AYAZ D., TOK C. V. , Saygi G.

JOURNAL OF FRESHWATER ECOLOGY, cilt.25, ss.667-668, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 25 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/02705060.2010.9664416
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF FRESHWATER ECOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.667-668

Özet

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.