TitleKudoa miniauriculata n. sp. (Myxozoa, Myxosporea) from the musculature of bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis) from California.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsWhitaker, DJ, Kent, ML, Sakanari, JA
JournalJ Parasitol
Date Published1996 Apr
KeywordsAnimals, California, Eukaryota, Fish Diseases, Fishes, Muscle, Skeletal, Protozoan Infections, Protozoan Infections, Animal, Spores

A new species of Myxosporea Kudoa miniauriculata is described from the somatic muscle of bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis), an eastern Pacific Ocean rockfish species caught off the coast of California. Spores are stellate in apical view and suboval in side view. The tip of each valve is uplifted. Each valve has a small (0.25-0.41 micron) projection at its apical end. Mean spore dimensions were width 7.94 microns, length 5.41 microns, and polar capsule length 2.15 microns. A previous identification of K. clupeidae in bocaccio and the presence of this species on the west coast of North America is discounted.

Alternate JournalJ Parasitol
PubMed ID8604103
Grant ListAI29457 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States