Myxozoan pathogens of Malaysian fishes cultured in ponds and net-cages

Cs Székely, F. Shaharom-Harrison, G. Cech, K. Mohamed, K. Molnár

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We describe new myxosporean species from Malaysian fishes cultured in pond farms and net-cages. Myxobolus omari sp. nov. and M. leptobarbi sp. nov. were found in the muscles of Pangasianodon hypophthalmus and Leptobarbus hoevenii, respectively, while plasmodia and spores of Thelohanellus zahrahae sp. nov. and Henneguya daoudi sp. nov. were detected in the gills of Bar-bonymus gonionotus and Trichogaster trichopterus, respectively. Plasmodia and spores found in these fishes differed from the known myxosporean species in respect of their morphology, tissue tro-pism and 18S rDNA structure. No major pathological changes were found, but in the future these species might pose a potential threat to more intensified fish culture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-57
Number of pages9
JournalDiseases of Aquatic Organisms
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 28 2009


  • 18S rDNA
  • Histology
  • Morphology
  • Myxozoa
  • New Henneguya sp.
  • New Myxobolus spp.
  • New Thelohanellus sp.
  • Tissue tropism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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