Biology:Ichthyophonus

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Short description
Genus of fishes

Ichthyophonus
Hyphae (or germ tubes) and schizonts of Ichthyophonus hoferi
Hyphae (or germ tubes) and schizonts of Ichthyophonus hoferi
Scientific classification e
(unranked): Opisthokonta
(unranked): Holozoa
Class: Ichthyosporea
Order: Ichthyophonida
Genus: Ichthyophonus
Plehn & Mulsow 1911
Type species
Ichthyophonus hoferi
Plehn & Mulsow 1911
Species[1]
  • Ichthyophonus gasterophilus
  • Ichthyophonus hoferi
  • Ichthyophonus intestinalis
  • Ichthyophonus irregularis
  • Ichthyophonus lotae

Ichthyophonus is a genus of unicellular eukaryotic parasites of fish. They were once considered to be fungi, but phylogenetic evidence suggests they are protists related to both fungi and animals.[2][3]

Species

  • Ichthyophonus gasterophilus (Caullery & Mesnil 1905) Sprague 1965
  • Ichthyophonus hoferi Plehn & Mulsow 1911
  • Ichthyophonus intestinalis Léger & Hesse 1923
  • Ichthyophonus irregularis Rand et al. 2000
  • Ichthyophonus lotae Leger 1925

References

See also Wikidata entry Q5986432.