, Volume 112, Issue 2, pp 731-735

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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Abstract

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.