Diseases of tadpoles

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Edited by: S.K. MajumdarJ.E. HuffmanF.J. Brenner, and A.I. Panah



This chapter is devoted to the diseases of anuran larvae that cause morbidity( illness) and mortality (death). The purpose of this chapter is to describe diseases that may be encountered in free-living tadpoles of the United States and Canada. Much of the information in this chapter comes from unpublished diagnostic examinations of amphibians done at the U.S. Geological Survey, National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC). Many parasites infect amphibians, and with very few exceptions, these are clinically silent infections (produce no overt evidence of illness or death); accordingly, readers are referred to parasitology texts for a review of protozoan, helminthic and ectoparasitic organisms of amphibians (Flynn, 1973; Poynton and Whitaker, 2001). Diseases presented in this chapter are Ranaviral (iridovirus) infection Adenovirus infection Lucke frog herpesvirus Chytrid fungal infection Watermold infection (saprolegniasis) Coccidiosis Leeches Anchorworms

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Diseases of tadpoles
Chapter 7
Year Published 2005
Language English
Publisher The Pennsylvania Academy of Science
Publisher location Easton, PA
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center
Description p. 72-88
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Wildlife Diseases: Landscape Epidemiology, Spatial Distribution, and Utilization of Remote Sensing Technology
First page 72
Last page 88
Country Canada, United States
Online Only (Y/N) N
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N