Foleyellides rhinellae sp. nov. (Nematoda, Onchocercidae) a new filaria parasitizing Rhinella marina (Anura, Bufonidae) in Mexico

Acta Parasitol. 2014 Sep;59(3):478-84. doi: 10.2478/s11686-014-0265-8. Epub 2014 Aug 15.


A new nematode species, Foleyellides rhinellae sp. nov. (Onchocercidae), is described from specimens found in the body cavity of the cane toad, Rhinella marina (Linnaeus) (Anura, Bufonidae), in the Laguna de Coyuca, Guerrero, in the Pacific slope of Mexico. The new species differs from the other nine species of Foleyellides by infecting bufonid anurans and by the number and arrangement of caudal papillae. Other distinguishing feature of the new species is the size of the left spicule (0.16-0.23 long), the smallest recorded among the species included in the genus. Foleyellides rhinellae sp. nov. is the second known species of the genus recorded from amphibians of Mexico.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bufo marinus / parasitology*
  • Female
  • Filariasis / parasitology
  • Filariasis / veterinary*
  • Filarioidea / anatomy & histology
  • Filarioidea / classification*
  • Filarioidea / isolation & purification
  • Male
  • Mexico