, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 87–95 | Cite as

Three species of Lagenidiales isolated from the eggs and zoeae of the marine crabPortunus pelagicus

  • Kazuyo Nakamura
  • Kishio Hatai
Original Papers


Three species of Lagenidiales were isolated from the eggs and zoeae of the marine crabPortunus pelagicus. One of them,Lagenidium callinectes, is reported for the first time in Japan, with fungal infection in the eggs.Haliphthoros milfordensis was discovered from a zoea of the crab.Atkinsiella okinawaensis was also isolated from a zoea of the crab and described as a new species. Growth temperature range and optimum temperature of the fungi were examined. All of the isolates grew at various concentrations of NaCl or KCl, and optimum growth was observed on PYGS agar containing seawater. Pathogenicity to zoeae of the swimming crabPortunus trituberculatus was demonstrated by using a zoospore suspension of each fungus at 25°C.

Key Words

Atkinsiella okinawaensis fungal infection Haliphthoros milfordensis Lagenidium callinectes Portunus pelagicus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kazuyo Nakamura
    • 1
  • Kishio Hatai
    • 1
  1. 1.Nippon Veterinary and Animal Science UniversityMusashino, TokyoJapan

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