Erythrocyte Size and Number in Neurergus strauchii (Urodela: Salamandridae)

Hüseyin Arıkan, Kurtuluş Olgun, Çetin Ilgaz, İbrahim Baran, Yusuf Kumlutaş


We here report on the size and counts of blood cells in 10 salamanders (four males, six females) of Neurergus strauchii from Yam Village near Bitlis, Turkey. Within 1 mm3 of blood erythrocytes and leucocytes counts were 127.000 (range 110.000 – 140.000) and 2330 (range 2200 – 2600), respectively. Mean length and width of the erythrocytes were 31.20 and 18.93 μm, respectively (surface 463.82 μm2) and mean length and width of the nuclei were 15.45 and 9.88 μm, respectively (surface 120.10 μm2). The mean lengths and widths of thrombocytes were 24.13 and 12.88 μm, respectively. The mean diameters of the smaller lymphocytes, larger lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, eosinophils, and baophils were 14.92, 20.73, 21.00, 22.78, 21.13, and 19.41 μm respectively.


Neurergus strauchii; Urodela; blood cell counts; blood smears; erythrocyte-leucocyte-thrombocyte sizes

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