Transmission, host specificity, and seasonal occurrence of cyrtosomum penneri (nematoda: Atractidae) in lizards from Florida
Experimental infections and field-collected lizards were used to investigate issues of transmission, host specificity, and seasonal occurrence in the nematode Cyrtosomum penneri (Cosmocercoidea: Atractidae). Anolis sagrei (87 males, 42 females) were captured from the Florida Southern College campus, Polk County, Florida, from October 2010 to September 2011, and 8,803 C. penneri were collected from their intestines. During the breeding season all sexually mature (SVL ≥34 mm) A. sagrei were infected, whereas juvenile lizards.
Lizards, Host-parasite relationships
Langford, G. J., Willobee, B. A., & Isidoro, L. F. (2013). Transmission, Host Specificity, and Seasonal Occurrence of Cyrtosomum Penneri (Nematoda: Atractidae) in Lizards from Florida. The Journal of Parasitology, 99(2), 241–246. https://doi.org/10.1645/12-30.1