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Parasite150085-fig2 Kudoa septempunctata spores from olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus).tif
Kudoa septempunctata - spores
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Myxozoa
Order: Multivalvulida
Family: Kudoae
Meglitsch, 1960
Genus: Kudoa
Meglitsch, 1947
  • Hexacapsula Arai & Matsumoto, 1953
  • Pentacapsula Naidenova & Zaika, 1970
  • Septemcapsula Hsieh & Chen, 1984

Kudoa is a genus of myxozoan. It is the only genus recognized within the monotypic family Kudoidae.


Kudoa septempunctata in olive flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) muscles

The following species are recognized in the genus Kudoa:[1]

Five additional species have been proposed, but are not yet widely recognized:


Encyclopedia of Life

  1. ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Kudoa Meglitsch, 1947". marinespecies.org. Retrieved 2018-05-09.
  2. ^ Kristmundsson, Árni; Andrew Freeman, Mark (2014). "Negative effects of Kudoa islandica n. sp. (Myxosporea: Kudoidae) on aquaculture and wild fisheries in Iceland". International Journal for Parasitology: Parasites and Wildlife. 3 (2): 135–146. doi:10.1016/j.ijppaw.2014.06.001.
  3. ^ Mansour; Thabet; Chourabi; Harrath; Gtari; Omar; Hassine (2013). "Kudoa azevedoi n. sp. (Myxozoa, Multivalvulida) from the oocytes of the Atlantic horse mackerel Trachurus trachurus (Perciformes, Carangidae) in Tunisian coasts". Parasitology Research. 112 (4): 1737–1747. doi:10.1007/s00436-013-3332-4.
  4. ^ a b Heiniger; Cribb; Adlard (2013). "Intra-specific variation of Kudoa spp. (Myxosporea: Multivalvulida) from apogonid fishes (Perciformes), including the description of two new species, K. cheilodipteri n. sp. and K. cookii n. sp., from Australian waters". Systematic Parasitology. 84 (3): 193–215. doi:10.1007/s11230-012-9400-9.