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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Chromalveolata
Superphylum: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Agamococcidiorida
Levine, 1979
Family: Rhytidocystidae
Levine, 1979
Genus: Rhytidocystis
Henneguy, 1907

Rhytidocystis cyamus Rueckert & Leander 2009
Rhytidocystis opheliae Henneguy 1907
Rhytidocystis polygordiae
Rhytidocystis sthenelais Porchet-Henneré 1972

Rhytidocystis is a genus of apicomplexan.[1]


There are four species known in this genus


The genus Dehornia Porchet-Hennerk 1972 is considered to be a synonym of this genus


  1. ^ Leander BS, Ramey PA (2006). "Cellular identity of a novel small subunit rDNA sequence clade of apicomplexans: description of the marine parasite Rhytidocystis polygordiae n. sp. (host: Polygordius sp., Polychaeta)". Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 53 (4): 280–291. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.2006.00109.x. PMID 16872296.