Myxosporean parasites of the genus Myxobolus from Mugil cephalus in Ichkeul lagoon, Tunisia:description of two new species

S Bahri, A Marques
1996 Diseases of Aquatic Organisms  
Four species of the genus Myxobolus Biitschli, 1882 were recorded from Mugil cephalus in Ichkeul lagoon in northern Tunisia. Myxobolus episquamalis Egusa, Maeno & Sorimachi, 1990 was identified as infecting scales. Myxobolus spinacurvatura Maeno, Sorimachi. Ogawa & Egusa, 1990 was identified as parasitizing the mesenteric vessels. Myxobolus bizerti n. sp. was discovered in the gill f~laments, while h4j/xobolus ichkeulensis n sp. was found in the gill arches. Data concerning morphology,
more » ... s, scanning electron micrographs of the spores and ultrastructure of pansporoblast are presented. KEY WORDS: Myxosporea Mugil cephalus Tunisia . Taxonomy . Myxobolus ichkeulensis n. sp. I\4yxobolus bizerti n. sp.
doi:10.3354/dao027115 fatcat:awfkg7wh7fapjoy7w7z6pmhquu