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Acta Parasitologica, Vol.46, No. 3, 2001, 159-163
Flores Veronica*, Viozzi Gustavo - Redescription, seasonality and distribution of Myxobolus magellanicus (Myxosporea) in Galaxias maculatus (Osmeriformes, Galaxiidae) from Patagonian Andean lakes (Argentina).

Laboratorio de Parasitología, Centro Regional Universitario Bariloche, Quintral 1250 (8400) San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
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Redescription of Myxobolus magellanicus Szidat, 1953 from gills of Galaxias maculatus is done to complete Szidat's description. Fixed spores are subspherical, biconvex in sutural view with straight sutural line, are 11.9 ± 0.6 µm long and 12.9 ± 0.5 mm wide. Infection is seasonal and has a negative correlation with water temperature. Prevalence is independent of host's sex and decreases with host's length. Prevalence in 17 Patagonian Andean lakes (from 40°10' to 41°30'S) was ranging between 3.2 and 35%.

KEY WORDS: Myxobolus magellanicus, Myxosporea, Galaxias maculatus, fish, Patagonia, Argentina
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