Biology:Ichthyophonus hoferi

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Short description
Species of protist

Ichthyophonus hoferi
Colony of Ichthyophonus hoferi
Hyphas (or germ tubes) and schizonts of Ichthyophonus hoferi.
Scientific classification edit
(unranked): Opisthokonta
(unranked): Holozoa
Class: Ichthyosporea
Order: Ichthyophonida
Genus: Ichthyophonus
I. hoferi
Binomial name
Ichthyophonus hoferi
Plehn & Mulsow 1911 [1]

Ichthyophonus hoferi is a single-celled protist that occupies a key phylogenetic position to understand the origin of animals. It has chitin cell wall, hyphae, and an amoeboid stage. It is a common parasite of marine and freshwater fishes.[2][3][4]


  1. Zentralblatt für Bakteriologie, Parasitenkunde, Infektionskrankheiten und Hygiene, Abteilungen I 59: 68 (1911)
  2. Torruella, Guifré; de Mendoza, Alex; Grau-Bové, Xavier; Antó, Meritxell; Chaplin, Mark A.; del Campo, Javier; Eme, Laura; Pérez-Cordón, Gregorio et al. (2015-09-21). "Phylogenomics Reveals Convergent Evolution of Lifestyles in Close Relatives of Animals and Fungi". Current Biology 25 (18): 2404–2410. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.07.053. PMID 26365255. 
  3. Mendoza, Leonel; Taylor, John W.; Ajello, Libero (2002). "The class mesomycetozoea: a heterogeneous group of microorganisms at the animal-fungal boundary". Annual Review of Microbiology 56: 315–344. doi:10.1146/annurev.micro.56.012302.160950. ISSN 0066-4227. PMID 12142489. 
  4. Grau-Bové, Xavier; Torruella, Guifré; Donachie, Stuart; Suga, Hiroshi; Leonard, Guy; Richards, Thomas A.; Ruiz-Trillo, Iñaki (2017-07-20). "Dynamics of genomic innovation in the unicellular ancestry of animals" (in en). eLife 6: e26036. doi:10.7554/eLife.26036. ISSN 2050-084X. PMID 28726632. 
Schizonts of Ichthyophonus hoferi

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See also Wikidata entry Q42317296.