Nematode Parasites of Lyciasalamandra antalyana and Lyciasalamandra luschani (Caudata: Salamandridae) from Turkey

YILDIRIMHAN H. S., TUNÇ M. R., SÜMER N., Incedogan S., Bursey C. R.

COMPARATIVE PARASITOLOGY, vol.78, no.2, pp.375-377, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1654/4484.1
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.375-377
  • Keywords: Amphibia, Caudata, Nematoda, Turkey
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Fifteen Lyciasalamandra antalyana and 25 Lyciasalamandra luschani specimens from Antalya Province, Turkey, were examined for helminths. Three species of nematodes. Angiostoma aspersae, Aplectana acuminata, and Cosmocerca longicauda, were found in L. antalyana, and 1 species, A. aspersae, was found in L. luschani. Lyciasalamandra antalyana represents a new host record for each of the 3 species of nematodes; L. luschani had previously been identified as a host for A. aspersae and C. longicauda.