Hemoprotozoa of freshwater turtles in Queensland.

  title={Hemoprotozoa of freshwater turtles in Queensland.},
  author={K. A. Jakes and Peter J O'Donoghue and Margo Munro and Robert D. Adlard},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={37 1},
Blood smears from 27 turtles (15 Emydura signata, nine Elseya latisternum, and three Chelodina longicollis) from southeastern Queensland (Australia) were examined for infections by hemoprotozoan parasites between January and June 1999. Infections were found in 26 (96%) of the turtles. Twenty five (93%) were infected with the adeleorin coccidian Haemogregarina clelandi, eight (30%) with the hemosporidian Haemoproteus chelodinae, 11 (41%) with the kinetoplastid flagellate Trypanosoma chelodinae… CONTINUE READING

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