Studies on the occurrence of actinosporean stages of fish myxosporeans in a fish farm of Hungary, with the description of triactinomyxon, raabeia, aurantiactinomyxon and neoactinomyxon types

Amina El-Mansy, C. Székely, K. Molnár

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Actinosporean infection of the oligochaete fauna living in the mud and on the vegetation of fish ponds used for rearing common carp in polyculture was studied during a one-year survey at a fish farm in Hungary, located south of Budapest. Twenty-eight actinospore types were isolated from the oligochaetes Tubifex tubifex, Branchiura sowerbyi, Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri, Nais elinguis, and Stylaria lacustris collected during the survey, which could be classified into the triactinomyxon, raabeia, aurantiactinomyxon and neoactinomyxon groups. Drawings depicting individual actinospore types are presented on plates and their characteristic dimensions have been summarised in tables. The prevalence and seasonality of actinosporean infections observed in the various oligochaete species have been illustrated graphically. Infection by actinospores showed a pronounced seasonality. In the spring, summer and autumn the prevalence of raabeia infection in Branchiura exceeded 90%, while in the winter it dropped to 42%. A similar phenomenon could be observed for aurantiactinomyxon infection, while neoactinomyxon infection reached its peak in the autumn. In Tubifex, Limnodrilus, Nais and Stylaria species the peak of actinosporean infection occurred, with minor differences, in the spring and summer. Actinosporean infection in the individual Oligochaeta species showed much higher prevalence values than had been reported in the literature, which can be explained by the novelty of the examination technique used. It cannot be decided with absolute certainty which myxosporean developmental stage the different actinospore types described during this survey represent of the species of Myxosporea parasitic in the given ponds. This would require an experimental study for which the data presented here may serve as a basis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-284
Number of pages26
JournalActa Veterinaria Hungarica
Volume46
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998

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Fisheries
Hungary
fish farms
Fishes
Oligochaeta
Infection
fish
infection
Branchiura (Annelida)
Limnodrilus
Myxozoa
Limnodrilus hoffmeisteri
Tubifex
autumn
Tubifex tubifex
fish ponds
Carps
summer
Cyprinus carpio
rearing

Keywords

  • Actinospore
  • Aurantiactinomyxon
  • Myxosporeans
  • Myxozoa
  • Neoactinomyxon
  • Raabeia
  • Survey
  • Triactinomyxon

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  • veterinary(all)

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