Acta Parasitologica, Vol. 50, No. 4, 2005, 267-275 Jorge C. Eiras - An overview on the myxosporean parasites in amphibians and reptiles
Departamento de Zoologia e Antropologia, and CIIMAR, Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade do Porto, 4099-002 Porto, Portugal
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An overview on the myxosporean species infecting amphibians and reptiles is presented. The characteristics of the species are reported, as well as the pathology, hosts and geographical range. The host specificity and life cycle are discussed on the basis of the data thus far.
KEY WORDS: Myxosporean parasites, amphibians, reptiles, pathology, geographical distribution
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