Haemogregarine infections of three species of aquatic freshwater turtles from two sites in Costa Rica

@inproceedings{Rossow2013HaemogregarineIO,
  title={Haemogregarine infections of three species of aquatic freshwater turtles from two sites in Costa Rica},
  author={John A. Rossow and Sonia M. Hernandez and Scarlett M. Sumner and Bridget R. Altman and Caroline G. Crider and Mallory B. Gammage and Kristy M. Segal and Michael J Yabsley},
  booktitle={International journal for parasitology. Parasites and wildlife},
  year={2013}
}
Twenty-five black river turtles (Rhinoclemmys funerea) and eight white-lipped mud turtles (Kinosternon leucostomum) from Selva Verde, Costa Rica were examined for haemoparasites. Leeches identified as Placobdella multilineata were detected on individuals from both species. All turtles sampled were positive for intraerythrocytic haemogregarines (Apicomplexa:Adeleorina) and the average parasitemia of black river turtles (0.34% ± 0.07) was significantly higher compared to white-lipped mud turtles… CONTINUE READING