Myxosporidia


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Myxosporidia

(mĭks-ō-spor-ĭd′ē-ă)
Parasitic sporozoans most commonly found in the epithelial cells of lower vertebrates.

Myxosporidia

a group ofSPOROZOANS parasitic on freshwater fish, to which they attach themselves by structures having a superficial resemblance to coelenterate NEMATO CYSTS.
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Vegetative form: This Myxosporidia forms whitish and ovoid cysts, located between the secondary gill lamellae.
By the spore shape, this myxosporidia come close to some species previously described in Africa and other continents.
This is the first time a Myxosporidia is described in Tetraodon lineatus.
By the spore's general shape, the present parasite resemble some species of Myxosporidia previously described.
This Myxosporidia differs from the species in description by its wider spores (10.3 (9-12) [micro]m) and its spherical polar capsules.
Although Africa has one of the most diverse ichthyological fauna, and the genus Myxidium is the second major group of Myxosporidia, the description of Myxidium tetraodoni sp.