Agamococcidiorida

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Agamococcidiorida
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Diaphoretickes
(unranked): SAR
Infrakingdom: Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidia
Order: Agamococcidiorida
Families & Genera

Gemmocystidae

Rhytidocystidae

Agamococcidiorida is an order within the subclass Coccidia of the phylum Apicomplexia.[1] All members of this order are parasitic protozoa.

They are found in marine annelids.

Taxonomy[edit]

Two families are recognised in this order.

Life cycle[edit]

Both merogony and gametogony are absent in this order.

The oocysts contain sporocysts with two sporozoites each.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Levine ND (1979). "Agamococcidiorida ord. n. and Rhytidocystidae fam. n. for the coccidian genus Rhytidocystis Henneguy, 1907". J Protozool. 26 (2): 167–8. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.1979.tb02756.x.