A new host record for tritetrabdella taiwana (Hirudinida: Arhynchobdellida: Haemadipsidae) from the Asian painted frog Kaloula pulchra (Anura: Microhylidae) in Hong Kong, China, with a taxonomic note on T. taiwana

Takafumi NAKANO*, Yik-Hei SUNG

*Corresponding author for this work

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Two individuals of Tritetrabdella taiwana that attached to a microhylid Asian painted frog, Kaloula pulchra, were collected in Hong Kong, China. This finding represents a new microhylid host record for T. taiwana. Additionally, molecular phylogenetic analyses were conducted based on COI sequence data. The present phylogenies indicated that further taxonomic studies are needed to clarify the taxonomic status of the species of Tritetrabdella.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-129
Number of pages5
JournalComparative Parasitology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes



  • Asian painted frog
  • China
  • COI
  • Haemadipsidae
  • Hirudinida
  • Hong Kong
  • Kaluola pulchra
  • molecular phylogeny
  • new host record
  • Tritetrabdella taiwana

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