Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 87, Issue 2, pp 153–180 | Cite as

Synopsis of the species of Kudoa Meglitsch, 1947 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Multivalvulida)

  • Jorge Costa EirasEmail author
  • Aurélia Saraiva
  • Cristina Cruz


A synopsis of the species of Kudoa Meglitsch, 1947 (Myxozoa, Myxosporea, Multivalvulida) is presented, including 95 nominal species. For each species the most relevant morphological and morphometric features are indicated in tabulated format. Included are data on the site of infection within the host, the type-host and type-locality, plus a full bibliography of the original records for these species. Molecular data (GenBank accession numbers) are also provided whenever possible.


Phylogenetic Analysis Geographical Distribution Large Range Molecular Characterisation Direct Impact 
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Translation of some papers from Russian by V. Yurakhno, V. Voronin and A. A. Bordalo e Sá, and from Chinese by J. Zhang was very much appreciated. The authors are grateful to N. Sarkar, K. Chalangati, L. Mansour, M. L. Kent, R. Adlard, R. Kishi, V. Yurakhno, V. Voronin, J. Iannacone and Y. Yokoyama for helping with bibliographical research. This research was partially supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the COMPETE - Operational Competitiveness Programme and national funds through FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, under the project “PEst-C/MAR/LA0015/2011.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Costa Eiras
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Aurélia Saraiva
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cristina Cruz
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Biologia, Faculdade de CiênciasUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.CIIMAR, Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental/CIMARUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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