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International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 3, Part D

First report of helminths parasites in frog (Hoplobatrachus occipitalis, Günther 1858) from Daloa, Issia and Sinfra (Côte d’Ivoire)


Author(s): Blé Yatanan Casimir, Kakou Behiri Innocent, Kouadio Kouakou Norbert and Komoin Clarisse

Abstract: Frog are common inhabitants of water and are exposed to infection by many types of helminths. This study constitutes the first report of helminth in Hoplobatrachus occipitalis from Middle West of Côte d’Ivoire. Samples of three localities including Daloa, Issia Sinfra were investigated. A total of 210 specimens of edible frog H. occipitalis were examined for parasites research in intestine and lung. Results showed that 82.0% of frog were parasitized by at least one species of helminth. A total of 756 helminths comprising: 408 nematodes and 348 trematodes were recorded from these frogs. The nematodes included: Camallamus dimitrovi (38.7%) and Chabaudus leberrei (12.7%). The trematodes were represented by Haematoloechus exoterorchis (32.5%) and Diplodiscus fischtalicus (13.5%). The prevalence and mean intensity of infection were higher in females than males but generally no significant. The highest value of parasitic load of H. exoterorchis and C. dimitrovi were 4.9±2.4 and 3.9±1.2 respectively. Thus to minimize the probability of contamination of frog, their breeding will be requisite.

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Blé Yatanan Casimir, Kakou Behiri Innocent, Kouadio Kouakou Norbert, Komoin Clarisse. First report of helminths parasites in frog (Hoplobatrachus occipitalis, Günther 1858) from Daloa, Issia and Sinfra (Côte d’Ivoire). Int J Fish Aquat Stud 2019;7(3):275-278.
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