Examples of endo-parasitic metazoa (Myxosporea) showing strong host specificity (as yet).
Sphaerospora dicentrarchi spores in sea bass. On the left, aggregates of spores in the connective tissue of the gut mucosa. On the right photo, mature spores on the gall bladder epithelium (fresh mounts x400).
Polysporoplasma sparis spores and disporoblasts in the kidney of sea bream (fresh tissue squash x400).
Author: Dr. Panos Varvarigos
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