Diaspora (Apicomplexa)

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Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): Sar
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Conoidasida
Subclass: Coccidiasina
Order: Eucoccidiorida
Suborder: Eimeriorina
Family: Eimeriidae
Genus: Diaspora

Diaspora hydatidea

Diaspora is a genus in the phylum Apicomplexa, first described by Leger in 1898.[1]


There is one species in this genus - Diaspora hydatidea. This species was isolated from a millipede (Polydesmus species)

This genus was created for those Eimeriidae whose oocysts are unknown but have sporocysts each containing a single sporozoite. As such it is poorly defined and may be revised in the future.


  1. ^ Leger L (1898) Essai sur la classification des coccidies et description de quelques especes nouvelles ou peu connues. Annales du Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Marseille, Serie II, Bulletin Notes Zoologiques, Geologiques, Paleontologiques Varietes 1: 71-123