The Herpetological Bulletin is a quarterly publication in English. It includes full-length papers, natural history notes, book reviews, and other items of general herpetological interest. Emphasis is placed on natural history and conservation as well as captive care that includes breeding, husbandry, veterinary, and behavioural aspects.
AUTHORS: CYBELE SABINO LISBOA, CINTHIA AGUIRRE BRASILEIRO & LUCIANO ALVES DOS ANJOS
ABSTRACT: Ololygon alcatraz is a threatened treefrog endemic to a single small island in Brazil. Research on ecological interactions for this species is scarce, and nothing is known about parasitism. Thus, we investigated the presence of macroparasites of the gastrointestinal system of O. alcatraz. We found only two types of helminth, nematodes and acanthocephalans, both in the larval stages. Our results suggest that individuals of O. alcatraz are part of these parasites’ life-cycle, using them as paratenic or intermediate hosts.