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Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans in the Gulf Coast Waterdog, Necturus beyeri, from Southeast Louisiana, USA

Herpetological Review
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Abstract

The globally widespread amphibian fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) has been linked to amphibian declines worldwide (Lips et al. 2006; Skerratt et al. 2007). In Louisiana, USA, Bd has been found in several amphibian species (Chatfield et al. 2012; Rothermel et al. 2008), but to our knowledge no population-level die-offs have been observed. Published literature on Bd prevalence in Louisiana is scant for some amphibian species and completely absent for many others. This trend is likely driven by the perception that Bd is not a major problem in this area due to a lack of observed dieoffs attributable to chytridiomycosis.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans in the Gulf Coast Waterdog, Necturus beyeri, from Southeast Louisiana, USA
Series title Herpetological Review
Volume 48
Issue 2
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 360
Last page 363