Parasite host-switching from the invasive American red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans, to the native Mediterranean pond turtle, Mauremys leprosa, in natural environments.

Leon Meyer, Louis Du Preez, Elodie Bonneau, Laurent Héritier, Marc Franch Quintana, Aitor Valdeón, Amel Sadaoui, Nadia Kechemir-Issad, Carmen Palacios and Olivier Verneau. Aquatic Invasions, Volume 10, Issue 1 (2015). The objective of this study was to document the extent of platyhelminth invasions from T. s. elegans to natural M. leprosa populations in northern Spain and southern France and to evaluate the risks that parasite host-switching may pose on indigenous freshwater turtle species. Ir al enlace.