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Helminth parasites of the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga, from Western Kentucky


, : Helminth parasites of the cave salamander, Eurycea lucifuga, from Western Kentucky. Proceedings of the Helminthological Society of Washington 54(2): 269-270

In a survey of 74 adult E. lucifuga from Kentucky, USA, 5 species of helminths were collected. These were Brachycoelium salamandrae, Capillaria inequalis, Oswaldocruzia pipiens, Thelandros magnavulvaris and Trichoskrjabinia sp. Nematodes were the most commonly encountered helminth with at least one species being found in 77% of hosts, 2 species in 28% and 3 species in 4%.

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