The purpose of this research is to determine the kind of worms which infected in the digestive tract in water monitor lizards (Varanus salvator) and find out the degree of infestation in the digestive tract of water monitor lizard (Varanus salvator) obtained from lizard slaughter in Sidoarjo. This study used 50 samples of the digestive tract of monitor lizards taken from the slaughter house in Sidoarjo in January-March 2019. Identification morphologically followed by using the Semichen-Acetic Carmine staining method. The results of this research showed that species were found on stomach is Tanqua tiara and on small intestine is Duthiersia expansa. The observations in this study showed that from 50 samples, 44 samples (88%) infested with helminths the single infections by Tanqua tiara as much as 6% and Duthiersia expansa as much as 8%. Mixed infections of Tanqua tiara and Duthiersia expansa were 74%. The results of the grouping showed that 42 samples (84%) were heavily infested and 2 samples (4%) were mildly infested.
|Journal||Ecology, Environment and Conservation|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Digestive tract
- Monitor lizards
- Worm identification