Ixorheis

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Apicomplexa
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Ixorheorida
Family: Ixorheidae
Genus: Ixorheis
Species

Ixorheis psychropotae

Ixorheis is a genus of parasitic protozoa in the phylum Apicomplexa.

Taxonomy[edit]

Ixorheis is currently the only genus in the family Ixorheidae which in its turn is the sole member of the order Ixorheorida. There is only one currently recognised species in this genus - Ixorheis psychropotae

History[edit]

The species was isolated from the digestive tract of the sea cucumber Psychropotes longicauda.[1]

Description[edit]

This species has been reported only once and little is known about it.

Gametogony is absent but both merogony and sporogony occur.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Massin C, Jangoux M & Sibuet M (1978) Description d' Ixoreis psychropotae, nov. gen., nov. sp., coccidie parasite du tube digestif de l'holothure abyssale Psychropotes longicauda. Protistologica 14, 253-259