Helminths of the southwestern toad, Bufo microscaphus, woodhouse's toad, Bufo woodhousii (bufonidae), and their hybrids from Central Arizona

Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Keith B. Malmos, Brian Sullivan, Hay Cheam

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Abstract

The gastrointestinal tracts, lungs, and urinary bladders from 77 Bufo microscaphus, 61 Bufo woodhousii, and 8 of their hybrids were examined for helminths. One species of trematode (Glypthelmins quieta), 1 species of cestode (Distoichometra bufonis), and 5 species of nematodes (Aplectana incerta, A. itzocanensis, Rhabdias americanus, Physaloptera sp., and Physocephalus sp.) were found. The greatest prevalence (41%) and mean intensity (231.7) were recorded for Aplectana incerta in Bufo woodhousii. It appears hybrids harbor fewer parasites than either parent species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-374
Number of pages6
JournalGreat Basin Naturalist
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1996

Keywords

  • Arizona
  • Bufo microscaphus
  • Bufo woodhousii
  • Helminths
  • Hybrids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Plant Science

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