Leech presence on Iberian Brown Frog, Rana iberica, (Amphibia: Anura: Ranidae) from north-western Spain

César Ayres, Julian Comesaña Iglesias

Abstract


The authors describe a case of parasitism on Rana iberica by two species of leeches, Batracobdella sp. and Hirudo medicinalis, in a mountainous area of north-western Spain. Conservation implications of high parasite load on small and isolated populations are discussed.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13128/Acta_Herpetol-2681




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