Systematic Parasitology

, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp 49–71 | Cite as

Synopsis of the species of Ceratomyxa Thélohan, 1892 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Ceratomyxidae)

  • J. C. Eiras


A synopsis of the species of Ceratomyxa Thélohan, 1892 (Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Ceratomyxidae), including a total of 147 species, is presented. For each species the relevant morphological and morphometric data are indicated, as well as the site of infection within the host and the original hosts and locality. A diagrammatic illustration of the spores is also provided.


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The author is grateful to the following colleagues for helping with bibliographical data: A.S. Grácio, C. Szekély, F. Ruano, K. MacKenzie, M.A. Grácio, M.J. Santos, N.L. Aseeva, R.M. Takemoto, V.M. Yurakhno, W. Piasecki, Y.S. Lu and Y. Yokoyama. Translation of some Russian papers by Dr Ibrahima Anne was very much appreciated. The author thanks Dr David Gibson for the careful editing of the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia, and CIIMARFaculdade de Ciências, Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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