Volume 61

Detection of Apicomplexa like Parasites in Two Species Belonging to the Family Strombidae: Strombus gallus, Linnaeus, 1758 and S.raninus, Gmelin, 1791.

Volland, J.-M., D. Aldana Aranda, and O. Gros.
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Date: November, 2008

Pages: 503-505

Event: Proceedings of the Sixty-First Annual Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute

City: Gosier

Country: Guadeloupe


The present study aims to detect the presence of intracellular Apicomplexa in two species of the genus Strombus: Strombus gallus and S. raninus. This parasitic interaction was initially described in S. gigas and extends to both other species of Strombidae studied. Such relationships could occur in the whole Strombidae family. Further investigations will focus on strombid species from other geographic areas to confirm this hypothesis. Complementary investigations are also scheduled to ascertain the nature of relationship between Apicomplexa and the family Strombidae.

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