Helminths of the sonoran green toad, Bufo retiformis (Bufonidae), from Southern Arizona

Stephen R. Goldberg, Charles R. Bursey, Brian Sullivan, Quynh A. Truong

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The gastrointestinal tracts, lungs, and urinary bladders from 49 Bufo retiformis were examined. Five species of nematodes, Aplectana incerta, Aplectana itzocanensis, Oswaldocruzia pipiens, Physaloptera sp. (larva), Rhabdias americanus, and one cestode, Distoichometra bufonis, were present. Aplectana incerta had the highest prevalence (61%) and greatest mean intensity (36.9). All represent new host records for B. retiformis but are previously known from other southwestern desert toads.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-122
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Helminthological Society of Washington
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996


  • Aplectana incerta
  • Aplectana itzocanensis
  • Bufo retiformis
  • Bufonidae
  • Cestoda
  • Distoichometra bufonis
  • Nematoda
  • Oswaldocruzia pipiens
  • Physaloptera sp. (larva)
  • Rhabdias americanus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Animal Science and Zoology


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