Coccidia (Eimeriidae) of Gasterosteiformes

Compiled by
Donald W. Duszynski and Lee Couch
Department of Biology, University of New Mexico
Steve J. Upton
Division of Biology, Kansas State University

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  1. Eimeria aculeati Jastrzebski, 1984
    1. Synonym: Goussia aculeati (Jastrzebski, 1984) Jastrzebski, 1989
    2. Host: Gasterosteus aculeatus (Three-spined stickleback)
    3. References: Jastrzebski 1984, 1989; Jastrzebski et al. 1988

  2. Eimeria gasterostei (Thelohan, 1890) Doflein, 1909
    1. Synonym: Coccidium gasterostei Thelohan, 1890
    2. Hosts: Gasterosteus aculeatus (Three-spined stickleback)
    3. References: Doflein 1909; Dogiel 1948; Jastrzebski et al. 1988; Lester 1974; Margolis and Arthur 1979; Markevich 1951; Schulman and Shtein 1962; Stankovitch 1921; Thelohan 1890a, 1890b; Van Duijn 1956

  3. Eimeria haneki Molnar and Fernando, 1974
    1. Host: Culaea inconstans (Brook stickleback)
    2. Reference: Molnar and Fernando 1974

  4. Eimeria pungitii Molnar and Hanek, 1974
    1. Host: Pungitius pungitius (Ninespine stickleback)
    2. References: Hanek and Molnar 1974; Jastrzebski 1984; Molnar and Hanek 1974

  5. Eimeria sp. of Lester, 1974
    1. Host: Gasterosteus aculeatus (Three-spined stickleback)
    2. References: Lester 1974; Margolis and Arthur 1979

  6. Eimeria zarnowskii Jastrzebski, 1982
    1. Synonym: Goussia zarnowskii (Jastrzebski, 1982) Jastrzebski, 1989
    2. Host: Gasterosteus aculeatus (Three-spined stickleback)
    3. References: Jastrzebski 1982, 1984, 1989; Jastrzebski and Komorowski 1990; Jastrzebski et al. 1988


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