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, vol.25, no.4, pp.667-668, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02705060.2010.9664416
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF FRESHWATER ECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.667-668

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.