Myxozoan infections of the three Indian major carps in fish ponds around Meerut, UP, India, with descriptions of three new species, Myxobolus basuhaldari sp. n., M. kalavatiae sp. n. and M. meerutensis sp. n., and the redescription of M. catlae and M. bhadrensis

Csaba Székely, Gábor Cech, Anshu Chaudhary, Réka Borzák, Hridaya S. Singh, Kálmán Molnár

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New myxosporean species are described from Indian fishes cultured in pond farms of Meerut, Uttar Pradesh (UP) state. Based upon plasmodia found in the Indian major carps (Catla catla, Cirrhinus cirrhosus, Labeo rohita and their hybrids), three new Myxobolus spp., Myxobolus basuhaldari sp. n., Myxobolus kalavatiae sp. n. and Myxobolus meerutensis sp. n., are described, and two species, Myxobolus catlae and Myxobolus bhadrensis, are redescribed. Plasmodia of M. basuhaldari sp. n., M. kalavatiae sp. n., M. meerutensis sp. n. and M. catlae developed in small cysts in the gill lamellae, while plasmodia and scattered spores of M. bhadrensis were found in the muscles and kidney, respectively. Plasmodia and spores found in these fishes differed from each other with respect to their morphology, tissue tropism and 18S ribosomal DNA (18S rDNA) sequence. No major pathological changes were found, but severe infections were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1301-1311
Number of pages11
JournalParasitology research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 19 2015



  • 18S rDNA
  • Histology
  • India
  • Morphology
  • Myxozoa
  • New Myxobolus spp
  • Tissue tropism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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