, Volume 112, Issue 2, pp 731-735
Date: 25 Nov 2012

Morphological and molecular characterization of Ceratomyxa gurnardi sp. n. (Myxozoa: Ceratomyxidae) infecting the gallbladder of the grey gurnard Eutrigla gurnardus (L.) (Scorpaeniformes, Triglidae)

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The myxosporean specimens were noted in grey gurnard Eutrigla gurnardus (L.) from the area near the Shetland Islands. The structure and dimensions of its vegetative stage differ from earlier descriptions. A sequence of small subunit ribosomal RNA gene obtained during the current study differs from other Ceratomyxa spp. available in GenBank. A phylogenetic position of parasite based on the 18S rDNA fragment was estimated. The proposed name for this myxosporean is Ceratomyxa gurnardi sp. n.