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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.44, No. 2, 1999, 145-146
Jezewski Witold, Kamara Abdul - First reported occurrence of Thelohanellus oculileucisci (Trojan, 1909) (Myxosporidia) in Leuciscus leuciscus (L.) and L. idus (L.) in Poland.

W. Stefanski Institute of Parasitology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Twarda 51/55, 00-818 Warszawa, Poland

A myxospridian, Thelohanellus oculileucisci (Trojan, 1909) was found in the vitreous body of an eye of a dace, Leuciscus leuciscus (L.) from the river Bug near Kamie czyk, and Leuciscus idus from the river Vistula near Warszawa. The vegetative forms several oval to round cysts, 0.4-0.5 mm in diameter, contained numerous, pear-shaped spores with one polar capsule at the narrower end. The parasite has not been noted until now in fish in Poland.

KEY WORDS: Thelohanellus oculileucisci, Myxosporidia, Leuciscus, fish, Poland
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