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Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
(Fungi)

chytrid fungus; amphibian chytrid

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"Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is a non-hyphal parasitic chytrid fungus that has been associated with population declines in endemic amphibian species in upland montane rain forests in Australia and Panama. It is causes cutaneous mycosis (fungal infection of the skin), or more specifically chytridiomycosis, in wild and captive amphibians. First described in 1998, the fungus is the only chytrid known to parasitise vertebrates. B. dendrobatidis can remain viable in the environment (especially aquatic environments) for weeks on its own, and may persist in latent infections." (from ISSG's Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis page, accessed 19OCT2007)  "[Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis] has been associated with population declines in endemic amphibian species in upland montane rain forests in Australia and Panama. It is causes cutaneous mycosis (fungal infection of the skin), or more specifically chytridiomycosis, in wild and captive amphibians." (from ISSG's Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis page, accessed 19OCT2007) 


Species description or overview

Chytrid frog fungi (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) overview
Biology, impacts, dispersal, and management of B. dendrobatidis are reviewed in this Global Invasive Species Database article.

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis description and ecology from GISD (ISSG)
A species description and information about the ecology of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Nomenclatural information about Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis
Nomenclatural information about Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis impact information from GISD (ISSG)
Impact information regarding Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Hosts

Global distribution of chytridiomycosis in amphibians
Records of infections by the amphibian chytrid on six continents are linked to references.


Control methods

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis management information from GISD (ISSG)
Management information for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Distribution

Global distribution of chytridiomycosis in amphibians
Records of infections by the amphibian chytrid on six continents are linked to references.

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis worldwide distribution from GISD (ISSG)
Worldwide distribution information about Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Experts

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis contacts from GISD (ISSG)
Contact information for experts on Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


Other resources

Chytrid frog fungi (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) references
References and links for Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis are provided by the Global Invasive Species Database.

Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis references from GISD (ISSG)
References regarding Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis as an invasive species is provided from the Global Invasive Species Database (GISD). GISD was created and is maintained by IUCN's Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG).


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