Hepatocystis brosseti

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Hepatocystis brosseti
Scientific classification
Domain: Eukaryota
(unranked): SAR
(unranked): Alveolata
Phylum: Apicomplexa
Class: Aconoidasida
Order: Haemosporida
Family: Plasmodiidae
Genus: Hepatocystis
Species: H. brosseti
Binomial name
Hepatocystis brosseti
Miltgen, Landau, Rosin, Erardu, 1977

Hepatocystis brosseti is a species of the genus Hepatocystis.

Species in this genus are parasitic protozoa transmitted by flies of the genus Culicoides and infect mammals.


This species was described in 1977 by Miltgen et al.[1]

Geographical distribution[edit]

This species is found in Makokou, Gabon.


The cysts are found in the liver and spleen. Once mature the schizonts become extracellular, convoluted and filled with abundant colloidal substance. They are of medium size (diameter 250 micrometres).

Host record[edit]

This species infects Franquet's epauletted fruit bat (Epomops franqueti).


  1. ^ Miltgen, F.; Landau, I.; Rosin, G.; Erard, C. (1977). "Hepatocystis brosseti n. sp., Haemoproteidae, parasite d’Epomops franqueti, Pteropinae, au Gabon". Annales de Parasitologie Humaine et Comparée. 52 (6): 589–596. doi:10.1051/parasite/1977526589.  open access publication – free to read