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Ophthalmological lesion in a wild individual of Mountain chicken frog (Leptodactylus fallax)

Gonçalo M. Rosa, Andrés Fernandéz-Loras, Bárbara Ferreira, Fidel Fernández-Fernández


In spite of the amount of anatomical studies that have been made in regards to the amphibian eye, relatively little has been written about clinical manifestations or diseases affecting the eye in amphibians. Moreover, the majority of research has focused on ocular diseases or lesions of amphibians kept in captivity. We report on a wild Mountain chicken frog (Leptodactylus fallax), a critically endangered species, with an ophthalmological lesion in the left eye and try to reach a possible differential diagnosis for it. We intend to bridge the available knowledge on this topic and understand the problems affecting wild individuals.

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