The globally widespread amphibian fungal pathogen Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) has been linked to amphibian declines worldwide (Lips et al. 2006; Skerratt et al. 2007). In Louisiana, USA, Bd has been found in several amphibian species (Chatfield et al. 2012; Rothermel et al. 2008), but to our knowledge no population-level die-offs have been observed. Published literature on Bd prevalence in Louisiana is scant for some amphibian species and completely absent for many others. This trend is likely driven by the perception that Bd is not a major problem in this area due to a lack of observed dieoffs attributable to chytridiomycosis.
|Title||Prevalence of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis and B. salamandrivorans in the Gulf Coast Waterdog, Necturus beyeri, from Southeast Louisiana, USA|
|Authors||Brad M. Glorioso, J. Hardin Waddle, Corinne L. Richards-Zawacki|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Herpetological Review|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Wetland and Aquatic Research Center|