Tetramicra brevifilum, a microsporidian parasite of Scophthalmus maximus, was found in Lophius budegassa for the first time. This parasite was detected in 5 of 199 hosts captured in the coastal waters of Barcelona (Northwest Mediterranean), which enlarges the geographic distribution of this microsporidian. Affected fish did not show any external sign of disease, and cysts of T. brevifilum were found associated with the body musculature but were easily differentiated from those of Spraguea lophii, another microsporidian present in this host. A case of simultaneous infection by both T. brevifilum and S. lophii was found.
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Received: 28 July 1997 / Accepted: 21 August 1997
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Maíllo, P., Amigó, J., Baena, R. et al. Tetramicra brevifilum (Matthews & Matthews, 1980) (Microsporida: Tetramicriidae) in a new fish host, Lophius budegassa (Spinola, 1807) in Spain. Parasitol Res 84, 208–212 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1007/s004360050384
- Geographic Distribution
- Coastal Water
- External Sign
- Fish Host
- Body Musculature