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Original Article
Korean J Parasitol. 1995 Jun;33(2):75-83. English.
Published online Feb 11, 2009.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3347/kjp.1995.33.2.75
Copyright © 1995 by The Korean Society for Parasitology
Gorgoderid trematodes (Digenea: Gorgoderidae) from the urinary bladder of frogs in Korea
Ki-Hong Kim,*1Kyoung-Hwan Joo,2 and Han-Jong Rim2
1Department of Fish Pathology, College of Fisheries Sciences, National Fisheries University of Pusan, Pusan 608-737, Korea.
2Department of Parasitology and Institute for Tropical Endemic Diseases, College of Medicine, Korea University, Seoul 136-705, Korea.
Received January 20, 1995; Accepted April 04, 1995.


Two species of the family Gorgoderidae (Trematoda: Digenea), Gorgodera japonica Yamaguti, 1936 and Gorgoderina bombinae Yu & Lee, 1983 were collected from the urinary bladder of frogs captured from various localities in Korea. The morphology of each species is described and illustrated. Gorgodera japonica differs from G. cygnoides by having deeply branched vitellaria. Gorgoderina bombinae is considered a valid species.


Fig. 1
Gorgodera japonica from Rana nigromaculata (A) full mature specimen (B) seminal vesicle and metraterm (C) diagram of female proximal genitalia. Unit of bar scale = mm.

Fig. 2
Gorgoderina bominae from Bomina orientalis (A) fully mature specimen (B) immature specimen (C) seminal vesicle and metraterm (D) diagram of female proximal genitalia. Unit of bar scale = mm.


Table 1
Dimensions of Gorgodera japonica from the present material and from the original discription

Table 2
Dimensions of Gorgoderina bominae from the present material and from the original description

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