Polypodium sp. (Coelenterata) infection of paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) eggs

Journal of Parasitology
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Parasitism of fish by coelenterates is rare and the first North American infection was reported in sturgeon (Hoffman et al., 1974, J Parasitol 60: 548-550). In the USSR parasitism of sturgeon (Acipenser sp.) eggs by the coelenterate Polypodium hydriforme Ussov 1885 has long been reported and investigated [Raikova, 1959, in Parasites of Freshwater Fish and the Biological Basis for their Control. Bull State Sci Res Inst Lake and River Fish. XLIX. Eng. transl. No. TT61-31056, O. T. S., U. S. Dep. Commerce, Washington, D. C., 1962, 235 p.: Raikova, 1973, (Proc Second Internat Symp on Cnidaria), Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 20: 165-173]. This report represents the first known infection of Polypodium in the paddlefish (Polyodon spathula).

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Polypodium sp. (Coelenterata) infection of paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) eggs
Series title Journal of Parasitology
DOI 10.2307/3279486
Volume 61
Issue 4
Year Published 1975
Language English
Publisher American Society of Parasitologists
Publisher location http://amsocparasit.org/
Contributing office(s) Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Journal of Parasitology
First page 772
Last page 775