Brown, Gregory P. Kelehear, Crystal Pizzatto, Ligia and Shine, Richard 2016. The impact of lungworm parasites on rates of dispersal of their anuran host, the invasive cane toad. Biological Invasions, Vol. 18, Issue. 1, p. 103.
Navas, Carlos Gomes, Fernando and De Domenico, Eleonora 2016. Amphibian and Reptile Adaptations to the Environment.
Sadeh, Asaf Northfield, Tobin D. and Rosenheim, Jay A. 2016. The epidemiology and evolution of parasite transmission through cannibalism. Ecology, Vol. 97, Issue. 8, p. 2003.
Wijethunga, Uditha Greenlees, Matthew and Shine, Richard 2016. Living up to its name? The effect of salinity on development, growth, and phenotype of the “marine” toad (Rhinella marina). Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Vol. 186, Issue. 2, p. 205.
Cabrera-Guzmán, Elisa Crossland, Michael R. Pearson, David Webb, Jonathan K. and Shine, Richard 2015. Predation on invasive cane toads (Rhinella marina) by native Australian rodents. Journal of Pest Science, Vol. 88, Issue. 1, p. 143.
Chan, Matthew H. Shine, Richard Brown, Gregory P. and Kim, Peter S. 2015. Mathematical modelling of spatial sorting and evolution in a host–parasite system. Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 380, p. 530.
Clarke, Gregory S. Crossland, Michael R. Shilton, Cathy Shine, Richard and Rohr, Jason 2015. Chemical suppression of embryonic cane toadsRhinella marinaby larval conspecifics. Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol. 52, Issue. 6, p. 1547.
Nelson, Felicity B.L. Brown, Gregory P. Shilton, Catherine and Shine, Richard 2015. Host–parasite interactions during a biological invasion: The fate of lungworms (Rhabdias spp.) inside native and novel anuran hosts. International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife, Vol. 4, Issue. 2, p. 206.
Nelson, Felicity B. L. Brown, Gregory P. Dubey, Sylvain and Shine, Richard 2015. The Effects of a Nematode Lungworm (Rhabdias hylae) on its Natural and Invasive Anuran Hosts. Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 101, Issue. 3, p. 290.
Wijethunga, Uditha Greenlees, Matthew and Shine, Richard 2015. The Acid Test: pH Tolerance of the Eggs and Larvae of the Invasive Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) in Southeastern Australia. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, Vol. 88, Issue. 4, p. 433.
Heise-Pavlov, Sigrid R. Paleologo, Karena and Glenny, William 2014. Effect of Rhabdias pseudosphaerocephala on prey consumption of free-ranging cane toads (Rhinella marina) during Australian tropical wet seasons. Journal of Pest Science, Vol. 87, Issue. 1, p. 89.
McElroy, Eric J. and de Buron, I. 2014. Host Performance as a Target of Manipulation by Parasites: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 100, Issue. 4, p. 399.
Moretti, Eduardo H. Madelaire, Carla B. Silva, Reinaldo J. Mendonça, Mary T. and Gomes, Fernando R. 2014. The Relationships between Parasite Intensity, Locomotor Performance, and Body Condition in Adult Toads (Rhinella icterica) from the Wild. Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 48, Issue. 3, p. 277.
Shine, Richard 2014. A review of ecological interactions between native frogs and invasive cane toads in Australia. Austral Ecology, Vol. 39, Issue. 1, p. 1.
Beaty, Lynne E. and Salice, Christopher J. 2013. Size matters: insights from an allometric approach to evaluate control methods for invasive AustralianRhinella marina. Ecological Applications, Vol. 23, Issue. 7, p. 1544.
Brown, Gregory P. Kelehear, Crystal Shine, Richard and Rasmussen, Joseph 2013. The early toad gets the worm: cane toads at an invasion front benefit from higher prey availability. Journal of Animal Ecology, Vol. 82, Issue. 4, p. 854.
Hossack, Blake R. Lowe, Winsor H. Honeycutt, R. Ken Parks, Sean A. and Corn, Paul Stephen 2013. Interactive effects of wildfire, forest management, and isolation on amphibian and parasite abundance. Ecological Applications, Vol. 23, Issue. 2, p. 479.
Madelaire, Carla Bonetti José da Silva, Reinaldo and Ribeiro Gomes, Fernando 2013. Calling Behavior and Parasite Intensity in Treefrogs,Hypsiboas prasinus. Journal of Herpetology, Vol. 47, Issue. 3, p. 450.
Pizzatto, Lígia Kelehear, Crystal and Shine, Richard 2013. Seasonal dynamics of the lungworm, Rhabdias pseudosphaerocephala, in recently colonised cane toad (Rhinella marina) populations in tropical Australia. International Journal for Parasitology, Vol. 43, Issue. 9, p. 753.
Crossland, M. R. and Shine, R. 2012. Embryonic exposure to conspecific chemicals suppresses cane toad growth and survival. Biology Letters, Vol. 8, Issue. 2, p. 226.
Cane toads (Bufo marinus) were introduced to Australia in 1935 and have since spread widely over the continent, generating concern regarding ecological impacts on native predators. Most Australian cane toad populations are infected with lung nematodes Rhabdias pseudosphaerocephala, a parasite endemic to New World (native-range) cane toad populations; presumably introduced to Australia with its toad host. Considering the high intensities and prevalence reached by this parasite in Australian toad populations, and public ardour for developing a control plan for the invasive host species, the lack of experimental studies on this host-parasite system is surprising. To investigate the extent to which this lungworm influences cane toad viability, we experimentally infected metamorph toads (the smallest and presumably most vulnerable terrestrial phase of the anuran life cycle) with the helminth. Infected toads exhibited reduced survival and growth rates, impaired locomotor performance (both speed and endurance), and reduced prey intake. In summary, R. pseudosphaerocephala can substantially reduce the viability of metamorph cane toads.
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