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According to the World Register of Marine Species, as of December 2018 the family includes 7 subfamilies: Prosomicrocotylinae Yamaguti, 1963. (Prosomicrocotylinae Ямагути, 1963) Anchoromicrocotylinae Bravo-Hollis, 1981. (Anchoromicrocotylinae Бра ...


Protomicrocotylidae is a family of monogenean parasites in the order Mazocraeidea. The type-genus of the family is Protomicrocotyle. Kind was established in 1922 Thomas Harvey Johnson and Oscar Werner Tiegs for worm, previously described under th ...


Organisms in this class bear a tip at one end of their outer membrane. This apical complex includes vesicles called rhoptries and micronemes, which open at the anterior of the cell. These secrete enzymes that allow the parasite to enter other cel ...


Adelea is a genus of parasitic alveolates of the phylum Apicomplexa. The name comes from the Greek word meaning invisible adēlos The race was created Mesnili.

Adelina (Apicomplexa)

Adelina is a genus of alveolates within the phylum Apicomplexa. They are coccidian parasites of arthropods and oligochaetes. Host orders include Coleoptera, Diptera, Collembola, Embioptera, Lepidoptera and Orthoptera.


Agamococcidiorida is an order within the subclass Coccidia of the phylum Apicomplexia. All members of this order are parasitic protozoa. They are found in marine annelids.


Allantocystis is a genus in the family Allantocystidae. Its only species is Allantocystis dasyhelei, a gregarine parasite of the larval biting midge Dasyhelea obscura.


Alveocystis is a genus in the phylum Apicomplexa. Species in this genus infect worms of the family Priapuloidea and molluscs. This genus has been poorly studied and little is known about it.


This species infects the heart of marine polychaete worms In sporocyts can contain up to 30 sporozoites. In sporozoites-slim and curved in length to 25 µm. On humanty initially in the form of sausages and later become spherical. In biflagellated ...


Babesiosoma is a genus of parasitic alveolates in the phylum Apicomplexia. They have two hosts in their life cycle: the vertebrate hosts of fish and invertebrate vectors of leeches. This genus was poorly studied and little is known about it.


Barrouxia is a genus of parasitic alveolates belonging to the phylum Apicomplexa. This genus was created by Schneider in 1885. Species in this genus infect invertebrates.


There is one species in this genus currently – Bartazoon breinli. This species was previously known as Hepatozoon breinli. This genus belongs to the genus Hemolivia.


The life cycle of many of the species in this genus are not known. The life cycle may be complex with various intermediate hosts and vectors including Stomoxys and Tabanidae.

Besnoitia tarandi

Besnoitia tarandi is a species of single-celled parasites that afflicts reindeer. In Beltsville agricultural research center in cooperation with the Finnish University studied Besnoitia tarandi cysts tissue from infected deer.


The parasite infects the pericardial body of the host. Like other members of this phylum it possesses apicoplasts, rhoptries and subpellicular microtubules. It is located in the Bay of Naples and is most common in the months of October to November.


This genus was created by David Keilin in 1914. The genus was named after Professor Maurice Caullery at the Laboratoire d’Evolution des Etres Organises in Paris. There are five species currently recognized in this genus. The type species aphiocha ...


Chagasella is a genus of parasitic alveolates of the phylum Apicomplexa. Species in this genus infect insects of the order Hemiptera and of the family Termitoidae.


Choleoeimeria is a genus of alveolate parasites that infect the biliary tracts of reptiles. Morphologically they are similar to the Eimeria, to whom they are closely related. The genus was described in 1989 by Paperna and Landsberg.


Chromatorida is an order of pigmented intraerythrocytic parasitic alveolates erected by Jacques Euzeby in 1988. It has one suborder - Laveraniina with two families Plasmodiidae and Haemoproteidae.


Conoidasida is a class of parasitic alveolates in the phylum Apicomplexa. The class was defined in 1988 by Levine and contains two subclasses – the coccidia and the gregarines. All members of this class have a complete, hollow, truncated conoid. ...

Cryptosporidium fragile

Cryptosporidium fragile is a parasite which infects amphibians. The oocysts have an irregular, shape and surface. The developing parasite is found in the gastric epithelial cells. It was first discovered in the black-spined toad Duttaphrynus mela ...


The genus Crystallospora was created by Labbe in 1896 for a coccidium that Thelohan had discovered in the Atlantic Ocean off France in 1893. The organism was originally called Coccidium cristalloides but Labbe renamed it Crystallospora thelohani. ...


Cyclospora is a genus of apicomplexan parasites. It includes the species Cyclospora cayetanensis, the causative agent of cyclosporiasis. Members of Cyclospora are characterized as having oocysts with two sporocysts, each containing two sporozoites.


Cyrilia is a genus of parasitic alveolates in the phylum Apicomplexia. The genus was created by Lainson in 1981. Species in this genus infect fresh water fish and are transmitted by leeches.


Cytomeres are structures that are formed when the contents of a single large schizont are separated into multiple daughter cells, in the course of schizogony. Cytomeres are caused by its complex intussusception of the surface of the schizont. The ...


Dactylosoma is a genus of parasitic alveolates of the phylum Apicomplexia. Species in this genus have two hosts in their life cycle: the host vertebrate fish or amphibian, possibly, reptiles and invertebrates the owner of the glossiphoniid leech ...


This genus had been placed in the family Barrouxiidae by Levine but has since been moved to the family Eleutheroschizonidae. There is one species recognized in this genus - Defretinella eulaliae.


Desseria is a genus of parasitic alveolates belonging the phylum Apicomplexa. The genus was described in 1995. The species in this genus were previous considered to belong to the genus Haemogregarina. Species in this genus infect fish. About 40 s ...

Diaspora (Apicomplexa)

There is one species in this genus - Diaspora hydatidea. This species was isolated from a millipede Polydesmus species This genus was created for those Eimeriidae oocytes is unknown, but of each containing one sporozoite. As such, it is poorly de ...


Dorisa is a genus of parasitic alveolates in the phylum Apicomplexa. The genus has been isolated from the genus Dorisiella Levine in 1908. Dorisiella was created parasite, infecting the marine polychaete ray in 1930. Levin is separated from a num ...


This species infects the gastrointestinal tract of polychaete worms. It is not known if it has any other host. The parasite infects the cells of the intestinal wall. In oocytes have a thin membrane like walls. In each sporocyst generates 8 sporoz ...


Echinococcidium notomasti infects the intestinal cells of the polychete worm Notomastus latericeus. The protozoa are found in large parasitophorous vacuoles in intestinal epithelium or free in lumen of the gut. Ourselves protozoa with circles of ...

Eimeria acervulina

Eimeria acervulina is a species of Eimeria that causes coccidiosis in poultry worldwide. Affected birds tend to appear depressed with reduced appetite, diarrhea, and depigmentation. Diagnosis is made by necropsy based on lesions in the upper thir ...

Eimeria brunetti

Eimeria brunetti is a species of Eimeria that causes hemorrhagic intestinal coccidiosis in poultry worldwide. Lesions are limited to lower small intestine.

Eimeria maxima

Eimeria maxima is a protozoan that causes coccidiosis in poultry. It is located in the middle part of the intestine, on either side of Meckels diverticulum, and frequently ascends into the duodenum. The lesions it causes are limited to the middle ...

Eimeria meleagridis

Eimeria meleagridis is a species of coccidia found worldwide, which causes mild disease in young turkeys aged 4–8 weeks. The parasite causes disease in the cecum, where, on post-mortem examination, a cream-colored exudate is seen.


Eimeriidae is a family of Apicomplexa. It contains the following genera: Dorisa Levine, 1979. (Dorisa Левин, 1979) Alveocystis Beltenev, 1980. (Beltenev Alveocystis, 1980) Caryospora Leger, 1904. (Caryospora Леже, 1904) Octosporella Ray & Ragavac ...


Eimeriorina is a suborder of phylum Apicomplexa. All types in this hoard are homoxenous or facultative homoxenous. Merogony, gamogony and the formation of oocyst all happening in the same host. The hosts can be vertebrate or invertebrate. Incorre ...


Eleutheroschizonidae is a family of parasites in the order Protococcidiorida. There are three genera currently recognised in this family. All species in this family infect annelids. Family was created in 1936 Chatton and Villeneuve. The type spec ...


This parasite infects the European mole Talpa europaea. It is most commonly found in the heart and lungs. It may occasionally be found in the kidneys, liver and spleen.


There is one genus currently recognised in this family - Exoschizon. This genus has only one species - Exoschizon siphonosomae - which was described by Hukui in 1939.


There is one genus currently recognised in this family - Exoschizon. This genus has only one species - Exoschizon siphonosomae - which was described by Hukui in 1939.


Fallisia is a genus of the family Plasmodiidae The race was created Lainson, Landau and Shaw in 1974. Revision of the genus Plasmodium Levin in 1985, considered this a synonym of the subgenus Plasmodium. Description of a new species Plasmodium si ...

Fallisia siamense

The parasite was first described by Telford in 1986. The parasite infects the platelets. Schizonts produce merozoites 18-64 and more than gametocytes. In gametocytes, usually oval-shaped and have a prominent nucleus. Core elongated in macrogameto ...


Filipodium is a genus of parasites in the phylum Apicomplexa. Species in this genus infect marine invertebrates. This genus was described by Hukui in 1939.


Species in this family are homoxenous. Gametocytes are not described Dispute not described As the trophozoites and humanty have septated. On humanty different morphologically anisogamous. Sexual reproduction involves cephalocaudal Association. Du ...


There is one genus in this family - Ganymedes. The species of this family and genus anaspidis Ganymedes. Other species in this genus include oaklandi and Ganymedes themistos.

Garnia (Apicomplexa)

Ulike members of the Plasmodiidae and Haemoproteidae, species in this genus do not produce pigment when developing in the erythrocytes. The species of this genus differ from members of Leucocytozoidae in their schizogony in the red and white cell ...


The Garniidae are a family of parasites in the phylum Apicomplexia. Like many species in the Apicomplexia, all species in this family have two hosts in their lifecycles – one in a vertebrate and one in an invertebrate. The vertebrate hosts are re ...


Rhytidocystis is a genus of apicomplexans. Of this genus are parasitic on corals scleractinia and is located in the Caribbean sea. Very little is known about species in this genus. G. cylindrus was isolated from gastrodermal cells of the mesenter ...

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