Acta Parasitol 2022 Apr 16. Epub 2022 Apr 16.
Laboratory of Parasitology, Joint Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Yamaguchi University, 1677-1 Yoshida, Yamaguchi, 753-8515, Japan.
Purpose: Myxosporeans of the genera Kudoa and Unicapsula (Cnidaria: Myxozoa: Myxosporea: Multivalvulida) may be causative agents of diseases that substantially lower the commercial value of certain marine fishes; thus, species identification is important to effectively manage outbreaks and control infections.
Methods And Results: Our investigations of commercial fishes in the families Leiognathidae (three species), Ambassidae (one), Carangidae (five) and Gerreidae (one) in the South China Sea revealed new host records for Kudoa lutjanus (Ambassis martanus, and Gerres limbattus), Kudoa trachuri (Decapterus maruadsi, and Decapterus macrosoma), Kudoa uncinata (Photopectoralis bindus), and Kudoa longichorda (D. macrosoma) and new geographical distribution records for Kudoa javanensis (Alepes djedaba), K. Read More