Seven New Eimeria spp. (Protozoa, Coccidia) from Freshwater Fishes of Canada


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Seven new species of Eimeria are described and figured from the freshwater fishes of Ontario and Quebec, Canada. They are Eimeria catostomi sp. n. and E. fernandoae sp. n. from Catostomus commersoni (Lacépède), E. etheostomae sp. n. from Etheostoma exile (Girard), E. hoffmani sp. n. from Umbra limi (Kirtland), E. micropteri sp. n. from Micropterus dolomieui Lacépède E. pungitii sp. n. from Pungitius pungitius (Linnaeus), and E. salvelini sp. n. from Salvelinus fontinalis (Mitchill). Furthermore, 2 new host records and 2 new distribution records for North America are reported for E. anguillae Léger & Hollande, 1922 and E. truttae Léger & Hesse, 1919 respectively. Finally, morphologically similar oocysts found in various cyprinids are regarded as belonging to E. iroquoina Molnar & Fernando, 1974.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-493
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of Protozoology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1974


  • Canadian freshwater fishes
  • Eimeria anguillae
  • Eimeria catostomi sp. n.
  • Eimeria etheostomae sp. n.
  • Eimeria fernandoae sp. n.
  • Eimeria hoffmani sp. n.
  • Eimeria iroquoina
  • Eimeria micropteri sp. n.
  • Eimeria pungitii sp. n.
  • Eimeria salvelini sp. n.
  • Eimeria truttae
  • light microscopy
  • taxonomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

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