Myxobolus

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Myxobolus
Mspinacurvatura.jpg
Myxobolus spinacurvatura,
a species of Myxobolus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Myxosporea
Order: Bivalvulida
Family: Myxobolidae
Genus: Myxobolus
Bütschli, 1882
Synonyms

Myxosoma Theolan, 1892
Lentospora Plehn, 1905
Facieplatycaudata Wyatt, 1979

Myxobolus is a genus of myxozoa that includes important parasites of fish[1] like Myxobolus cerebralis. The genus is polyphyletic, with members scattered throughout the myxozoa. Some stages of Myxobolus species were previously thought to be different organisms entirely, but are now united in this group.

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