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Korean J Parasitol. 1975 Dec;13(2):159-162. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1975.13.2.159
Copyright © 1975 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Prevalence of sparganum of frogs (Rana nigromaculata) in Dae-jeon area, Chung-nam, Korea
Chong Hwan Kim and Dae Whan Shin
Department of Parasitology, Chungnam University School of Medicine, Korea.

Prevalence of sparganum in the frog (Rana nigromaculata) was surveyed in Dae-jeon city and in suburbs of the city, Chungnam Do.

39 (3.9%) out of 1,011 frogs were infected with the worm, and the highest prevalence rate of sparganum was found the frogs from Shintanjin area(11.3%).

Infection rates of sparganum were observed due to the body weight and sex of frogs. The highest infection rate of frogs, the body weight of 50 gms or more, showed 30.3 per cent(female: 41.7%, male: none), on the other hand, no worm was found in young frogs(less than 10 gms).

Distribution of sparganum in the frogs was recorded and 82.6% of worms were distributed in the femoral intermuscular connective tissues of the hind legs. Among those infected frogs, number of worm burden was one to five worms, and 53.3 per cent of frogs were infected by only one worm.


Table 1
Prevalence rate of Sparganum infected frogs in surveyed areas

Table 2
Positive rate of Sparganum infection according to sex and weight of frogs

Table 3A
Distribution of Sparganum in the infected frogs

Table 3B
Number of worm burden in each frog

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