Hemoprotozoa of freshwater turtles in Queensland

Jakes, Kathryn A., O'Donoghue, Peter, Munro, Margaret and Adlard, Robert (2001) Hemoprotozoa of freshwater turtles in Queensland. Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 37 1: 12-19. doi:10.7589/0090-3558-37.1.12

Author Jakes, Kathryn A.
O'Donoghue, Peter
Munro, Margaret
Adlard, Robert
Title Hemoprotozoa of freshwater turtles in Queensland
Journal name Journal of Wildlife Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0090-3558
Publication date 2001-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.7589/0090-3558-37.1.12
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 37
Issue 1
Start page 12
End page 19
Total pages 8
Publisher Wildlife Disease Association, Inc.
Language eng
Subject 1105 Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
2303 Ecology
Abstract Blood smears from 27 turtles (15 Emydura signata, nine Elseya latisternum, and three Chelodina longicollis) from southeastern Queensland (Australia) were examined for infections by hemoprotozoan parasites between January and June 1999. Infections were found in 26 (96%) of the turtles. Twenty five (93%) were infected with the adeleorin coccidian Haemogregarina clelandi, eight (30%) with the hemosporidian Haemoproteus chelodinae, 11 (41%) with the kinetoplastid flagellate Trypanosoma chelodinae, and eight (30%) with a novel Trypanosoma sp. Despite the high prevalence and intensity of infections, there was no evidence of clinical disease in any of the turtles.
Keyword Freshwater turtles
Haemogregarina clelandi
Haemoproteus chelodinae
Hemoprotozoan parasite
Trypanosoma chelodinae
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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