Hepatic microsporidiosis of mudskipper, Boleophthalmus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1837 (Perciformes: Gobiidae), due to Microgemma sp.

  title={Hepatic microsporidiosis of mudskipper, Boleophthalmus dussumieri Valenciennes, 1837 (Perciformes: Gobiidae), due to Microgemma sp.},
  author={Verma Vandana and Nalini Poojary and Gayatri Tripathi and Pavan Kumar and N. K. Sanil and Kooloth Valappil Rajendran},
  journal={Journal of Parasitic Diseases},
The present study reports a case of hepatic microsporidiosis caused by Microgemma sp. in brackishwater fish, Boleophthalmus dussumieri (Valenciennes, 1837) (n = 60), from the west coast of India. An eight-month study from September 2017 to April 2018 revealed a prevalence of 11.7% for this parasite. The microsporidian showed tissue-specific infection and did not reveal any gross pathology in infected fish. Small whitish cysts containing microspores of size 0.3–0.5 mm were observed in the liver… 



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