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Myxidium-Immersum (Protozoa, Myxosporea) of the Cane Toad, Bufo-Marinus, in Australian Anura, With a Synopsis of the Genus in Amphibians
It is suggested that the life cycle of Myxidium species in amphibians involves an intermediate host which may become infected by swallowing trophozoites and spores; the tadpole may becomeinfected by feeding on the intermediate host. Expand
Opalinidae in African Anura I. Genus Opalina
During 1988 and 1989, 409 specimens of southern African Anura comprising 50 species in nine families were checked for opalinids in the cloaca, it is suggested that the Ranidae, the Phrynobatrachus and Ptychadena, the Hyperoliidae and the Rhacophoridae are among the major carriers of Opalina in the Afrotropical Region. Expand
Myxidium lesminteri n. sp. (Myxosporea: Myxidiidae) from the gall-bladder of three southern African Anura
During 1988 and 1989 409 specimens, representing 50 species in 9 families of southern African Anura from 26 localities throughout the Republic of South Africa and from Swaziland, were examined forExpand
Ultrastructural observations on Myxidium serotinum (Protozoa: Myxosporea) from Bufo speciosus (Anura: Bufonidae), in Texas
An ultrastructural study employing scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was conducted on the myxosporean, Myxidium serotinum Kudo and Sprague, 1940, and observations on the spore of M. serotinums are reported for the first time. Expand
Opalinidae (Sarcomastigophora) in North American Amphibia. GenusProtoopalina Metcalf, 1918
During 1992, 83 specimens of North American Amphibia from Algonquin Park and Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and from El Paso County, Texas USA, comprising 14 species in seven families, were checked forExpand
Protozoan parasites of the cane toad, Bufo marinus in Australia.
A survey of the protozoan parasites of the introduced South American cane toad, Bufo marinus, was conducted between 1983 and 1984 in Queensland and results show that B. marinus has not retained any of its native blood protozoans, and that it has introduced species of intestinal and gall bladder protozoan. Expand
The Fine Structure of the Cortex of the Protist Protoopalina australis (Slopalinida, Opalinidae) from Litoria nasuta and Litoria inermis (Amphibia: Anura: Hylidae) in Queensland, Australia
P Protoopalina australis has an ultrastructural identity similar to other opalines, but microfibrillar tracts and regular arrays of cortical vesicles—evident in Opalina and Cepedea—are absent from the binucleate genera. Expand
Observations on zelleriella-antilliensis (protozoa: Opalinata) from the Cane Toad Bufo-Marinus in Australia
Experimental infections of various anuran tadpoles of the genus Limnodynastes, Litoria and Xenopus show that the opalinid can only survive for a limited time in these unnatural hosts. Expand
Opalinidae in African Anura. IV. Genus Protoopalina
During 1988 and 1989, 409 specimens of southern African Anura comprising 50 species in nine families, were checked for opalines in the cloaca, it was suggested that the Bufonidae (genus Bufo) and the Ranidae (in particular the genera Cacosternum, Ptychadena, Rana and Strongylopus) are among the major carriers of Protoopalina in the Afrotropical Regional. Expand