Ceratomyxa hungarica n. sp. and Chloromyxum proterorhini n. sp. (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) from the freshwater goby Proterorhinus marmoratus (Pallas)

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Abstract

When studying the parasite fauna of freshwater gobies Proterorhinus marmoratus collected from the reaches of the River Danube around Budapest, two species of Myxosporea were recovered, a renal and a gall-bladder form. Previously no myxosporeans had been reported from this fish species. The spores and pseudoplasmodia of the parasite described as Ceratomyxa hungarica n. sp. were found in the convoluted tubules of the kidney and in the cavity of Bowman's capsule. The pseudoplasmodia were loosely attached to the wall of the tubules, causing their distention. Within each pseudoplasmodium two spores were formed. In the case of Chloromyxum proterorhini n. sp. only spores floating freely in the contents of the gall-bladder were found. Since Ceratomyxa species are typically marine fish parasites, Proterorhinus marmoratus, a fish species which has adapted to freshwater, appears to have retained some of its marine myxosporean fauna.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalSystematic Parasitology
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 1992

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  • Parasitology

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