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Main Title Calyptospora funduli (Apicomplexa, Calyptosporidae) in the Liver of the Gulf Toadfish, 'Opsanus beta'.
Author Oliveira, M. F. T. ; Hawkins, W. E. ; Overstreet, R. M. ; Fournie, J. W. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Gulf Breeze, FL. ;University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg. Dept. of Biology. ;Gulf Coast Research Lab., Ocean Springs, MS.
Publisher 1993
Year Published 1993
Report Number EPA/600/J-94/275;
Stock Number PB94-191012
Additional Subjects Parasitic diseases ; Liver ; Marine fishes ; Scanning electron microscopy ; Histological techniques ; Paraffin embedding ; Coccidiosis ; Reprints ; Calyptospora funduli ; Gulf toadfish ; Opsanus beta
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NTIS  PB94-191012 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/11/1994
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Abstract
Oocysts of the apicomplexan protozoan Calyptospora funduli were found in the liver of a gulf toadfish (Opsanus beta). The infected specimen was 1 of 54 (1.9%) toadfish livers examined histologically. The paraffin-embedded specimen containing the infection as well as similar material from Fundulus similis were processed for scanning electron microscopical (SEM) examination to view diagnostic surface features of C. funduli sporocysts. SEM examination confirmed sporopodia and a thin veil surrounding each of the 4 sporocysts per oocyst. Although a single case, the toadfish infection expands the broad host specificity of C. funduli to include a host other than an atheriniform fish species.