Eleutheroschizonidae

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Eleutheroschizonidae
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Protococcidiorida
Family: Eleutheroschizonidae
Genera

Coelotropha
Defretinella
Eleutheroschizon

Eleutheroschizonidae is a family of parasitic protozoa in the order Protococcidiorida. There are three genera currently recognised in this family. All species in this family infect annelids.

The family was created in 1936 by Chatton and Villeneuve.[1]

The type species is Eleutheroschizon duboscqi Brasil 1906.

Description[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine ND (1973) J Protozool 20 (5) 548-549