Journal of Applied and Natural Science 4(2):196-199(2012)
Infectivity of nematode parasites of the common toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) Frost et al., 2006 (Anura: Bufonidae) from different localities of Aurangabad
Sujeet Jamdar, Kishor Shinde and C. J. Hiware
Department of Zoology, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad (M.S.), INDIA *Corresponding author. E-mail: Sujeetjamdar@gmail.com Received: May 27, 2012; Revised received: June 26 , 2012; Accepted: August 30 , 2012
Abstract : The common toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus, Schneider, 1799) Frost et al., 2006 from Aurangabad was found to harbor three species of nematodes; Oswaldocruzia goezei (Skrjabin and Schulz, 1952), Trichuris globusa (V. Linstow, 1901, Ransom, 1911), Oxysomatium macintoshii (Karve, 1927). Among all the parasites, Trichuris globulosa represents the accidental new host record for D. melanostictus in Maharashtra.
Keywords : Duttaphrynus melanostictus, Infectivity, Nematode, Toad