Occurrence of Amblyomma dissimile on wild crocodylians in southern Mexico.

@article{Charruau2016OccurrenceOA,
  title={Occurrence of Amblyomma dissimile on wild crocodylians in southern Mexico.},
  author={P. Charruau and J. P{\'e}rez-Flores and J. R. Cede{\~n}o-V{\'a}zquez and D. Gonz{\'a}lez-Sol{\'i}s and G. A. Gonz{\'a}lez-Desales and O. Monroy-Vilchis and M. A. Desales-Lara},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2016},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={
          167-171
        }
}
Ticks are common ectoparasites of amphibians and reptiles but very few reports of such parasites on crocodylians exist worldwide. Herein, we report the first detailed observations of Amblyomma dissimile Koch, 1844 on the 3 crocodylian species present in Mexico, with the first report of tick parasitism on Crocodylus acutus and the second on Caiman crocodilus chiapasius. This is also the first report of A. dissimile in the state of Quintana Roo. Proportions of infested individuals found in this… Expand
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