n African Zoology - Helminth parasites of amphibians from a rainforest reserve in southwestern Nigeria

Volume 44, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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Helminth parasites of amphibians from the Gelegele Forest Reserve, a pristine forest in southwestern Nigeria, were investigated. Amphibians encountered included and a . Nineteen helminth parasites, including two cestodes, three monogeneans, six trematodes and eight nematodes were recorded from these amphibians. Contrary to the earlier assumption that monogeneans in Nigeria were preferentially parasites of amphibians in drier environments such as the savanna, this study has shown that these parasites also infect amphibians in highly humid environments such as the rainforest. Monogeneans recorded included and two unidentified species. , a . and a . are new geographical records for Nigeria.

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