First report of acanthocephalan infection in painted bronzeback tree snake (Dendrelaphis pictus)

Aditya Yudhana, Ratih Novita Praja, Arif Supriyanto, Vivi Oktaviana

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Abstract

Acanthocephalan parasites, normally known as spiny-headed worms, were identified within skin nodules during necropsy in a wild painted bronzeback tree snake (Dendrelaphis pictus). Staining using carmine stain and examination under light microscope revealed the characteristics of acanthocephala. This is the first record of an acanthocephalan occurring in a painted bronzeback tree snake. The report indicates that this parasite may play a role in reptile disease and may even lead to death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Veterinary Parasitology
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Acanthocephala
  • Dendrelaphis pictus
  • Nodule
  • Painted bronzeback tree snake

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