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Main Title Host Specificity of 'Calyptospora funduli' (Apicomplexa: Calyptosporidae) in Atheriniform Fishes.
Author Fournie, J. W. ; Overstreet., R. M. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;Gulf Coast Research Lab., Ocean Springs, MS.;Cooperative State Research Service, Washington, DC.
Publisher c1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/115; CSRS-92-38808-6920;
Stock Number PB94-155546
Additional Subjects Fresh water fishes ; Parasites ; Infections ; Barriers ; Abnormalities ; Feeding(Supplying) ; Behavior ; Environmental monitoring ; Geogrpahic areas ; Reprint ; Fundulus olivaceus ; Fundulus notti ; Hosts ; Calyptospora funduli ; Atherinoform
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NTIS  PB94-155546 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 10p
Calyptospora funduli has a broad host specificity, infecting at least 7 natural and 10 additional experimental definitive hosts, all atheriniform fishes within 5 families, but most in the genus Fundulus. Barriers, apparently innate ones, prevent any development of C. funduli in perciform fishes but allow incomplete or abnormal development of the parasite in a few unnatural atherinform hosts. In the freshwater species Fundulus olivaceus and Fundulus notti, these abnormalities consisted of asynchronous development, degeneration of the parasite in early stages of development, and the formation of numerous macrophage aggregates. Rivulus marmoratus has the ability to eliminate infections with a granulomatous inflammatory response. Additional barriers that limit natural infections of C. funduli in other hosts include feeding behavior, environmental conditions, and geographic isolation.