Myxozoan parasites disseminated via oligochaete worms as live food for aquarium fishes: descriptions of aurantiactinomyxon and raabeia actinospore types.

@article{Hallett2006MyxozoanPD,
  title={Myxozoan parasites disseminated via oligochaete worms as live food for aquarium fishes: descriptions of aurantiactinomyxon and raabeia actinospore types.},
  author={Sascha L. Hallett and Stephen Douglas Atkinson and Christer Ers{\'e}us and Mansour El-Matbouli},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2006},
  volume={69 2-3},
  pages={213-25}
}
A total of 7 samples of live freshwater oligochaetes (mixed species), sold as 'tubifex' worms as food for aquarium fishes, were purchased over a 1 yr period from several pet shops in Munich, Germany, and screened for parasitic infections of myxozoans. The water associated with 5 samples contained actinospores at the time of purchase; 6 samples subsequently released spores in the laboratory. In all, 12 types of actinospores (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) from 4 collective groups were released by the… CONTINUE READING
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