Susceptibility of common carp fry (Cyprinus carpio L.) to infection by gill and muscle Myxosporea
Biotropia 3: 62-66
Three species of Myxosporea (Myxobolus koi, M. toyamai, and Thelohanellus callisporis) were found in the gills, and 2 species (T. callisporis and Myxosoma sp.), were found in the muscles of common carp in Indonesia. T. callisporis could infect the fry as early as 2 days after hatching, whereas Myxobolus koi, M. toyamai, and Myxosoma sp. infected older fry, around 6-8 days after hatching. The mature spores of T. callisporis were found 21 days pi whereas those of M. koi, M. toyamai, and Myxosoma sp. were found 41, 23 and 55 days pi respectively. The control of these parasites is discussed in the light of these findings.