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Two new Myxosporidia (Myxozoa: Myxosporea) of the genus Myxobolus Butschli, 1882 from cornea of Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758) caught from a fish farm in India

Author(s): Thounaojam HEMANANDA | Naorem MOHILAL | Probir K. BANDYOPADHYAY | Amlan Kumar MITRA

Journal: North-Western Journal of Zoology
ISSN 1584-9074

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 165;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Myxosporidia | fish | Myxobolus clariae | Myxobolus utlouensis | Manipur | India

Myxobolus clariae sp. nov. and Myxobolus utlouensis sp. nov. were found in the cornea of the freshwater fish Clarias batrachus (Linnaeus, 1758). The fish were collected from a farm at Utlou, Manipur, India. These two new species were compared with closely related species. Spores of M. clariae sp. nov. were typically ellipsoidal. Anterior portion of the spores was slightly narrower than the posterior end. Spore valves were symmetrical, thick and smooth. The two polar capsules were equal. Spores of M. utlouensis sp. nov. were ellipsoidal and uniform with symmetrical and smooth spore valves. The two polar capsules were equal. There was comparatively large double crescent shaped intercapsular ridge which occupied the anterior portion of the spore.
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