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A new myxosporean, Zschokkella leptatherinae n. sp. (Myxozoa: Myxidiidae), from the hepatic ducts and gallbladder of Australian marine fishes

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Su, X and White, RWG, A new myxosporean, Zschokkella leptatherinae n. sp. (Myxozoa: Myxidiidae), from the hepatic ducts and gallbladder of Australian marine fishes, Systematic Parasitology, 32, (2) pp. 125-129. ISSN 0165-5752 (1995) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF00009511

Abstract

A new myxosporean, Zschokkella leptatherinae n. sp., was found in the hepatic ducts and gall bladder of five atherinid fish species, Leptatherina presbyteroides, Atherinosoma microstoma, Kestratherina brevirostris, K. esox and K. hepsetoides, collected at Dru Point, Margate in south-eastern Tasmania, Australia. This species has a round, ellipsoid or irregular plasmodium. The plasmodium is enclosed by a surface membrane and the cytoplasm is composed of an outer homogeneous ectoplasm and an inner coarse endoplasm with large clear areas, numerous vacuoles and spores which differentiate in the central area of the endoplasm. The characteristic metrical data of the myxosporean are as follows: spores 15.3 × 11.8 μm; polar capsules 3.9 × 3.4 μm. This is the third Zschokkella species reported from Australia. © 1995 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary Biology
Research Field:Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences
Author:White, RWG (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:6022
Year Published:1995
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:1995-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-25
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