Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


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


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):


Life Cycle Oxygen Uptake Salt Water Suitable Host Reproductive Phase 
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Authors and Affiliations

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