From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

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

See text

  • 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.


Source: World Register of Marine Species[2]


  1. ^ Fall, M.; Kpatcha, K.P.; Diebakate, C.; Faye, N.; Toguebaye, B.S (1997). "Observations sur des myxosporidies (Myxozoa) du genre Myxobolus parasites de Mugil cephalus (Poisson, Téléostéen) du Sénégal". Parasite. 4 (2): 173–180. doi:10.1051/parasite/1997042173. ISSN 1252-607X. open access
  2. ^ "Myxobolus Bütschli, 1882". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. 2018. Retrieved 4 April 2018.