Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Ichthyobodo necator

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_1565-2

Synonyms

Classification

Phylum Euglenozoa, Classis Trypanosomatidae, Order Bodonida

Morphology

The spherical, free-swimming (10–20 × 6–10 μm) swarmer has two flagella (9 and 18 μm long) and a long typical mitochondrial kinetoplast (Fig. 1). The reproduction occurs by binary fission. The free-swimming stages become attached to the surface of a fish and then appear pear-shaped (Fig. 2) and develop a chitinous layer as outer cover.

Keywords

Life Cycle Binary Fission Outer Cover Chitinous Layer 
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Further Reading

  1. Mehlhorn B et al (1992) Health for ornamental fish. Springer, HeidelbergGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany