Oodinium


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Oodinium

a protozoan parasite of fish affecting the skin and the gills. Called also Piscinoodinium, Amyloodinium, velvet disease.

Oodinium limneticum
causes a dermatitis in fish which gives them a varnished appearance. It may kill the fish within a few days.
Oodinium pillularis
a skin parasite of fish, tadpoles, axolotls and newts; causes a greenish appearance to the skin and kills by blocking the gills.