Bothriocephalus sp. (Cestoidea: Bothriocephalidae) from the Georgia Blind Salamander, Eurycea wallacei (Caudata: Plethodontidae), in Georgia, U.S.A.: First Definitive Report of a Parasite from This Host

Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, Danté Fenolio, Matthew L. Niemiller

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Abstract

One of 4 Georgia blind salamanders (25%), Eurycea wallacei from Dougherty County, Georgia, U.S.A., were found to be infected in its small intestine with a Bothriocephalus sp. tapeworm; a single E. wallacei from Jackson County, Florida, U.S.A., was negative. Because the internal anatomy of this worm was immature, species identity was not possible. This is the first definitive report of any parasite from this G2 ranked (globally imperiled) host and a new distribution record for the genus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-311
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Parasitology
Volume80
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • Plethodontidae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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