An extreme case of a trematode infection of a larval Ozark Blind Salamander, Eurycea spelaea (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from the Ozark Highlands of Missouri, USA

Dante Fenolio, Chris T. McAllister, Matthew L Niemiller, Daphne Soares, Jim Cooley

Abstract


representing strigeoid metacercariae of an unidentified trematode.  The case is an extreme infection causing deformations of the face and digits. 

Keywords


Amphibia, Plethodontidae; Spelerpinae; Eurycea spelaea; Ozark Blind Salamander; helminth parasite; Trematoda; Digenea; strigeoid metacercariae; subterranean ecology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5563/spbn.v5i0.40