Photographs by Dr. Panos Varvarigos

Enteromyxosis of farmed breams and sea bass
(Enteromyxum leei -
formerly Myxidium leei)
Phylum: Myxozoa, class: Myxosporea, order: Bivalvulida, suborder: Variisporina, family: Myxidiidae, genus: Enteromyxum.


Enteromyxum leei spores in the gut of sharp snout sea bream (fresh smear of gut content x400).

Enteromyxum leei sporogonic stages (disporic sporoblasts) in the gut of sea bream (fresh scraping of intestinal mucosa x400).

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Author: Dr. Panos Varvarigos
Freelance Veterinarian - Fish Pathologist, Athens, Greece.


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