Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Amyloodinium

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_160-2

Name

Greek: amylon = starch powder; oon = egg; dinos = armed, dreadful animal.

Life Cycle

This unicellular ovoid parasite of salt water fish reaches a size of 150 μm × 70 μm at the maximum. There are two stages (Figs. 1 and 2):

Keywords

Life Cycle Oxygen Uptake Salt Water Suitable Host Reproductive Phase 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

Authors and Affiliations

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