First description of myxozoans from Syria: Novel records of hexactinomyxon, triactinomyxon and endocapsa actinospore types

C. Székely, Sascha L. Hallett, Ahmad Al-Samman, Amal Dayoub

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Abstract

Oligochaete worms collected in late March and early April 2005 from 3 freshwater biotopes in Syria were surveyed over an 11 wk period for myxosporean parasites (Myxozoa). Three types of novel actinospore stages were identified from 1 host species, Psammoryctides albicola. A hexactinomyxon was found in 6 P. albicola (7.5%) collected from a branch of the River Orontes, north of the city of Hama. A triactinomyxon and an endocapsa were found in single P. albicola specimens from the Al-Thaurah region of the Euphrates River (Lake Assad). No oligochaetes collected from Al-Ghab fish farm (Orontes region) released actinospores during the observation period. The present study is the first description of myxosporeans, including actinospore stages, from Syria. The 3 types described herein differ morphologically and molecularly (18S rDNA) from published records.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-137
Number of pages11
JournalDiseases of Aquatic Organisms
Volume74
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2007

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Keywords

  • Endocapsa
  • Euphrates River
  • Hexactinomyxon
  • Myxozoa
  • Orontes River
  • Psammoryctides albicola
  • Syria
  • Triactinomyxon

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  • Aquatic Science
  • Ecology

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First description of myxozoans from Syria : Novel records of hexactinomyxon, triactinomyxon and endocapsa actinospore types. / Székely, C.; Hallett, Sascha L.; Al-Samman, Ahmad; Dayoub, Amal.

In: Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, Vol. 74, No. 2, 28.02.2007, p. 127-137.

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