First record of myiasis in Physalaemus cuvieri Fitzinger, 1826 (Anura: Leptodactylidae) by Diptera


  • Bryan da Cunha Martins
  • Leandro Silva Barbosa
  • Rafael Scherrer Mathielo

Palabras clave:

Ecology, Interaction, Natural History, Parasitism


Myiasis is a parasitic disease caused by some species of Diptera, whose larvae feed on their host’s tissues. Records of myiasis in Brazilian anurans are scarce in the literature with single records in 12 species divided into 5 families. We report herein the observation of the first case of myiasis in the frog Physalaemus cuvieri from an individual found dead.


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da Cunha Martins, B. ., Silva Barbosa, L. ., & Scherrer Mathielo, R. . (2022). First record of myiasis in Physalaemus cuvieri Fitzinger, 1826 (Anura: Leptodactylidae) by Diptera. Cuadernos De Herpetología, 36(2). Recuperado a partir de