Endoparasites of Dominant Rattus rattus frugivorus (Rafinesque, 1814) In Sohag Area, Egypt

Document Type : Original Article


1 Plant Protection Department (Agricultural Zoology), Faculty of Agriculture, Sohag University, Egypt.

2 Agric. Zoology and Nematology Dept., Faculty of Agric., Al-Azhar University, Egypt

3 Plant Protection Department, Faculty of Agriculture, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt


In this study, an inventory of the types of rodents in the study area was conducted, and a survey of internal parasites was done for the most important types of rodents prevalent in Sohag region during the year 2020. The results showed that four types of climbing rodents were present. Those rodents were the white-bellied rat (the most dominant in the region), the gray-bellied climber rat, field rat and brown Norwegian rat. The results showed the absence of many species.
          By studying the internal parasites of the most common species in the study area. we found 3 trematodes (Echinostoma liei Jeyarasasingam &Heyneman,1972, Schistosoma mansoni (Bilharzia), and Fasciola hepatica Linnaeus,1758),two nematodes (Angiostrongylus cantoniensis Chen,1935, and Trichuris sp.) and one cestode (Hymenolepis sp.) of the white-bellied climbing rat Rattus rattus frugivorus, which is the dominant species in this study.