Metacercariae of clinostomum (Trematoda: Digenea) from three species of Ambystoma (Caudata: Ambystomatidae) from Arkansas and Illinois, U.S.A

Chris T. McAllister, Charles R. Bursey, John A. Crawford, Andrew R. Kuhns, Corey Shaffer, Stanley E. Trauth

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Abstract

Thirteen of 51 (25.5%) Jefferson salamanders, Ambystoma jeffersonianum, and 4 of 69 (5.8%) small-mouthed salamanders, Ambystoma texanum, from east-central Illinois were found to be infected with metacercariae of Clinostomum marginatum; 1 of 72 (1.4%) spotted salamanders, Ambystoma maculatum from north-central Arkansas was found to be infected with metacercariae of Clinostomum attenuatum. We provide a new host record for C. attenuatum and 2 new host records and a new locality record for metacercariae of C. marginatum. In addition, a list of the amphibian hosts of metacercariae of Clinostomum spp. is provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalComparative Parasitology
Volume77
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 18 2010

Keywords

  • Ambystoma jeffersonianum
  • Ambystoma maculatum
  • Ambystoma texanum
  • Ambystomatidae
  • Arkansas
  • Caudata
  • Clinostomum attenuatum
  • Clinostomum complanatum
  • Clinostomum marginatum
  • Digenea
  • Illinois
  • Jefferson salamander
  • Metacercariae
  • Trematoda
  • U.S.A

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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