Occurrence of cloacal prolapse in wild hylids in the Wet Tropics, Australia

Phillott, A.D., and Young, S. (2009) Occurrence of cloacal prolapse in wild hylids in the Wet Tropics, Australia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 86 (1). pp. 77-80.

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The idiopathic syndrome of cloacal prolapse was observed in the frog Litoria rheocola at 2 sites in the Wet Tropics of Australia; 1 of 365 individuals (0.3%) at Tully Gorge National Park and 5 of 92 individuals (5.4%) at Murray Upper National Park. The condition appeared to have resolved spontaneously with no clinical complications in 2 individuals at successive captures 14 and 155 d later. It was not observed in the sympatric frogs L. genimaculata (n = 206), L. nannotis (n = 357) or Nyctimystes dayi (n = 304) at either location. The underlying cause was not conclusively determined.

Item ID: 5397
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1616-1580
Keywords: hylid; cloacal prolapse; diet
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2009 00:48
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070799 Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960807 Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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