Ixorheorida

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Apicomplexa
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Order: Ixorheorida
Families and Genera

Ixorheidae

Ixorheorida is an order within the subclass Conoidasida of the phylum Apicomplexia. All members of this order are parasitic protozoa.

Taxonomy[edit]

The order has one family - Ixorheidae. This family has one genus - Ixorheis - and this genus has a single species - Ixorheis psychropotae.

History[edit]

This species and genus were described in 1978 by Massin, Jangoux and Sibuet.[1] The species was isolated from the digestive tract of the sea cucumber Psychropotes longicauda.

The order and family were created by Levine in 1984.[2]

Life cycle[edit]

Gametogony is absent in this order 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
  2. ^ Levine ND (1984) Nomenclatural corrections and new tax in the Apicomplexan protozoa. Trans Am Micro Soc 103 (2) 195-204