Relationships between four novel ceratomyxid parasites from the gall bladders of labrid fishes from Heron Island, Queensland, Australia

Heiniger, Holly, Gunter, Nicole L. and Adlard, Robert D. (2008) Relationships between four novel ceratomyxid parasites from the gall bladders of labrid fishes from Heron Island, Queensland, Australia. Parasitology International, 57 2: 158-165. doi:10.1016/j.parint.2007.11.006


Author Heiniger, Holly
Gunter, Nicole L.
Adlard, Robert D.
Title Relationships between four novel ceratomyxid parasites from the gall bladders of labrid fishes from Heron Island, Queensland, Australia
Journal name Parasitology International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1383-5769
1873-0329
Publication date 2008-06-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.parint.2007.11.006
Volume 57
Issue 2
Start page 158
End page 165
Total pages 8
Editor Yuki Nawa
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier BV
Language eng
Subject 1108 Medical Microbiology
Formatted abstract
Ceratomyxid parasites from the gall bladder of fishes from the family Labridae were examined for their taxonomic identity and their relatedness to other species of  myxozoans. This paper describes four novel species Ceratomyxa choerodonae n. sp. from Choerodon cyanodus; Ceratomyxa cheilinae n. sp. from Cheilinus chlorourus; Ceratomyxa oxycheilinae n. sp. from Oxycheilinus digramma; and Ceratomyxa thalassomae n. sp. from Thalassoma lunare. Each species is characterised morphologically and small subunit (18 S) rDNA sequences were used in molecular phylogenetic analyses. Comparison of the small subunit rDNA sequences revealed four distinct species even though morphological differences indicated the presence of only two morphologically distinctive spore types. Phylogenetic analyses revealed that the ceratomyxids from labrid fishes did not form a clade to the exclusion of all other myxosporeans and provides evidence that host relatedness is not a good character to discriminate between species within the genus Ceratomyxa.
Keyword Myxosporea
Ceratomyxidae
Phylogeny
Ceratomyxa
Labridae
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code

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