First report of Rhabdias sp. infecting Leptodactylus macrosternum from the Caatinga domain, Neotropical region

Diêgo Alves Teles, Cícero Leonardo de Morais Pinto, Adonias Aphoena Martins Teixeira, João Antonio de Araujo Filho

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On 27 March 2011, 20 specimens of L. macrosternum were collected in the municipality of Aiuaba at the Ecological Station of Aiuaba, Brazil. Of the 20 frogs examined, four were infected with five nematodes in the lungs. Five specimens of R. fuelleborni are found. To our knowledge, L. macrosternum is a new host for R. fuelleborni.


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