Brooklynella hostilis

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Brooklynella hostilis
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Ciliophora
Class: Phyllopharyngea
Order: Dysteriida
Family: Hartmannulidae
Genus: Brooklynella
Species: B. hostilis
Binomial name
Brooklynella hostilis
Lom & Nigrelli, 1970

Brooklynella hostilis is a marine parasite that causes a condition known as "Clownfish disease". It is known to be found in marine aquariums is most commonly found in the subfamily Clownfish members of the Damselfish family.[1]


Color will fade and breathing may slow. The parasite spreads rapidly, and can easily transfer to a new host increasing the probability of cross contamination.[2]