Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde

, Volume 62, Issue 1, pp 31–38 | Cite as

Some observations onHaemohormidium cotti Henry 1910, from the marine fishCottus bubalis euphrasen

  • Angela J. Davies
Original Investigations


Haemohormidium cotti, an organism of uncertain status, is redescribed from one of its type hosts, the marine fish,Cottus bubalis. The parasite occurs as irregularly round, oval, or elongate, intraerythrocytic bodies within blood and tissue preparations. Electron micrographs show features which suggest thatH. cotti may, as previously suspected, belong with the Piroplasmasida but no firm evidence of this is established. Possible division stages are identified in both light and electron micrographs. The taxonomic position ofHaemohormidium is discussed.

Key words

Haemohormidium cotti Light microscopy Electron microscopy Taxonomy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angela J. Davies
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  1. 1.Department of ZoologyUniversity College of WalesAberystwythWales, U.K.

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