US Fish & Wildlife Service
Two New Species of Plistophora (Microsporidea) from North American Fish with a Synopsis of Microsporidea of Freshwater and Euryhaline Fishes
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Two new species of Microsporidea, Plistophora salmonae from steelhead and rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) and Plistophora cepedianae from gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum) are described. Schizonts to spores of P. cepedianae were found at one time within the same cyst, while only sporonts and spores of P. salmonae were found within the cyst. An illustrated synopsis of the known Microsporidea of freshwater and euryhaline fishes is given.
Published in THE JOURNAL OF PROTOZOOLOGY 12:2 (May 1965), pp. 228-236.