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Infestation by Chiggers (Hannemania sp.) of Miranda's White-lipped Frog (Leptodactylus macrosternum) from a Semiarid, Neotropic Region of Brazil

Author:
Rodrigues, Jennifer K., Teles, Diêgo A., Filho,, João A. Araujo, Teixeira, Adonias A. Martins, Mesquita, Daniel O., Ribeiro, Samuel C.
Source:
Journal of wildlife diseases 2018 v.54 no.2 pp. 397-399
ISSN:
0090-3558
Subject:
Leptodactylus, Neotropics, chiggers, frogs, semiarid zones, Brazil
Abstract:
We identified Miranda's white-lipped frog (Leptodactylus macrosternum) as a new host for chiggers (Hannemania sp.). A total of 57 larvae of Hannemania sp. were found on 31 frogs examined from a semiarid region of northeastern Brazil.
Agid:
5976829