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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1976 Dec;14(2):83-89. English.
Published online Mar 20, 1994.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1976.14.2.83
Copyright © 1976 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Studies on the parasites of Korean amphibia. Trematodes of amphibians
Won Koo Lee,Won Young Choi and Ok Ran Lee
Department of Parasitology, Catholic Medical College, Seoul, Korea.

An investigation on the trematodes of Korean amphibians was carried out during the period from April to September of 1976. A total of 883 amphibians of 6 species were examined. These frogs, toads and salamanders were collected in the areas of the Han river side. And also these amphibians comprised 775 Rana nigromaculata, 53 Rana rugosa, 21 Hyla arborea japonica, 2 Bufo bufo gargarizans, 2 Gallula tornieri and 30 Hynobius leechi.

Out of the results of this work, 7 species of trematodes belonging to 2 orders were found as follows:

1. Monogenea: Diplorchis ranae Ozaki, 1931.

2. Digenea: Diplodiscus japonicus (Yamaguti , 1936), Gorgodera japonica Yamaguti, 1936, Haematoloechus sibiricus japonicus(Yamaguti, 1936) , Mesocoelium brevicaecum Ochi, 1929, Loxogenes liberum Seno,1980, Pleurogenoides japonicus (Yamaguti, 1936).


Fig. 1
A map showing the localities where amphibians were collected by authors.

1. Onsuri 2. Daemyungri 3. Kaewhadong 4. Bukhansansung 5. Samgaksan 6. Chunae 7. Dongduchun 8. Chunchun 9. Daesungri 10.Duckso 11. Kyomunri 12. Keoyodong 13. Suwon 14. Changhowon.

Figs. 2-5
Trematodes from Korean amphibians. 2.Diplorchis ranae. 3. Same, larval hooklets and definitive hooks. 4. Same, genital coronet. 5.Diplodiscus japonicus.

Figs. 6-10
Trematodes from Korean amphibians. 6.Gorgodera japonica. 7.Haematoloechus sibiricus japonicus. 8.Mesocoelium brevicaecum. 9.Loxogenes liberum. 10.Pleurogenoides japonicus.

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