Authors: ARGUN AKİF ÖZAK, İBRAHİM DEMİRKALE, İBRAHİM CENGİZLER
Abstract: Two different myxosporean fish parasites (Myxobolus episquamalis Egusa, Maeno & Sorimachi, 1990 and Myxobolus ichkeulensis Bahri & Marques, 1996) are reported based on samples found on the scales and gill arches of flathead mullet (Mugil cephalus) captured from Çamlık Lagoon, located on the northeastern Mediterranean coast of Turkey. Both parasites were found for the first time on flathead mullet from the Turkish coasts. In addition to the data concerning spore morphology and the dimensions of both species, new additional taxonomic observations are presented. Furthermore, asynchronous polar capsule maturation was observed in transmission electron microscope images of both species.
Keywords: Myxosporea, Myxobolus episquamalis, Myxobolus ichkeulensis, Mugil cephalus, Turkey
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