Coccidia (Eimeriidae) of Salmoniformes

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 lydiae Lukes and Kepr, 1992
    1. Host: Salmo trutta (Brown trout)
    2. References: Lukes 1990; Lukes and Kepr 1992

  2. Eimeria salvelini Molnar and Hanek, 1974
    1. Host: Salvelinus fontinalis (Brook trout)
    2. References: Hanek and Molnar 1974; Margolis and Arthur 1979; Molnar and Hanek 1974

  3. Eimeria sp. 1 of Arai and Mudry, 1983
    1. Host: Oncorhynchus nerka (Sockeye salmon)
    2. Reference: Arai and Mudry 1983

  4. Eimeria sp. 2 of Arai and Mudry, 1983
    1. Host: Salmo gairdneri (Rainbow trout)
    2. Reference: Arai and Mudry 1983

  5. Eimeria sp. 3 of Arai and Mudry, 1983
    1. Host: Salvelinus malma (Dolly Varden)
    2. Reference: Arai and Mudry 1983

  6. Eimeria sp. 4 of Arai and Mudry, 1983
    1. Host: Thymallus arcticus (Arctic grayling)
    2. Reference: Arai and Mudry 1983

  7. Eimeria sp. of Davis, 1946
    1. Host: Salvelinus fontinalis (Brook trout)
    2. Reference: Davis 1946

  8. Eimeria sp. of Fantham and Porter, 1948
    1. Host: Salvelinus fontinalis (Brook trout)
    2. Reference: Fantham and Porter 1948

  9. Eimeria sp. of Lukes, 1990
    1. Synonym: Goussia sp. 1 of Lukes, 1990
    2. Host: Salmo trutta (Brown trout)
    3. Reference: Lukes 1990

  10. Eimeria sp. of Pronina, 1990
    1. Host: Coregonus autumnalis (Arctic cisco)
    2. Reference: Pronina 1990

  11. Eimeria truttae (Leger and Hesse, 1919) Stankovitch, 1921
    1. Synonym: Goussia truttae Leger and Hesse, 1919
    2. Hosts: Oncorhynchus masou (Masou or cherry salmon), Salmo gairdneri (Rainbow trout/steelhead), Salmo trutta (Brown trout), Thymallus thymallus (Grayling)
    3. References: Alvarez-Pellitero and Gonzalez-Lanza 1983; Awakura et al. 1983; Hanek and Molnar 1974; Leger and Hesse, 1919; Lukes 1990; Margolis and Arthur 1979; Molnar and Hanek 1974; Schulman and Shtein 1962; Stankovitch 1921a, 1921c


Alvarez-Pellitero, M.P. & Gonzalez-Lanza, M.C. 1983. Observaciones sobre la presencia de Eimeria truttae en Salmo spp. de Leon (No. de Espana). Revista Iberica de Parasitologica 43: 111-112.

Arai, H.P. and Mudry, D.R. 1983. Protozoan and metazoan parasites of fishes from the headwaters of the Parsnip and McGregor rivers, British Columbia: A study of possible parasite transfaunations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 40: 1676-1684.

Awakura, T., Kojima, H., Sugiwaka, K., and Nomura, T. 1983. Studies on parasites of masu salmon Oncorhynchus masou-V. Eimeria truttae (Protozoa, Coccidia) found in pyloric caeca. Research Reports of the Hokkaido Fish Hatchery (=Hokkaidoritsu Suisan Fukajo Kenkyo Hokoku) 38: 33-38.

Davis, H.S. 1946. Care and diseases of trout. U.S. fish and Wildlife Research Report No. 12, Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. pp. 1-98.

Fantham, H.B. and Porter, A. 1948. The parasitic fauna of vertebrates in certain Canadian fresh waters, with some remarks on their ecology, structure and importance. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 117: 609-649.

Hanek, G. and Molnar, K. 1974. Parasites of freshwater and anadromous fishes from Matamek river system, Quebec. Journal of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 31: 1135-1139.

Leger, L. and Hesse, E. 1919. Sur une coccidie parasite de la Truite indigene. Comptes Rendus de l'Academie des Sciences 168: 904-906.

Lukes, J. 1990. Freshwater fish coccidia: species composition, biology and ultrastructure. PhD dissertation, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, Cseke Budejovice. Volume 1, 137 pp., Volume 2, with 60 figures.

Lukes, J. and Kepr, T. 1992. Eimeria lydiae n. sp. (Apicomplexa, Eimeriidae), a parasite of the brown trout, Salmo trutta m.fario (Salmonidae). Archiv fur Protistenkunde 141: 219-222.

Margolis, L. and Arthur, J.R. 1979. Synopsis of the parasites of fishes of Canada. Bulletin of the Fisheries Research Board of Canada 199, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Ottawa, 270 pp.

Molnar, K. and Hanek, G. 1974. Seven new Eimeria spp. (Protozoa, Coccidia) from freshwater fishes of Canada. Journal of Protozoology 21: 489-493.

Pronina, S.V. 1990. First report about coccidia, Eimeria sp. From Baikal Lake omul, Coregonus autumnalis migratorius. Abstracts of the 9th annual Russian meeting on parasitology and diseases of fish, pp. 104-105.

Schulman, S.S. and Shtein, G.A. 1962. A guide to the parasites of freshwater fishes of the U.S.S.R. In, Key to Parasites of Freshwater fish of the U.S.S.R., Pavlovskii, E.N., Bykhovskii, B.E., Bychovskaya-Pavlovskaya, I.E., Gusev, A.V., Dubinina, M.N., Izyumova, M.A., Smirnova, T.S., Sokolovskaya, I.L., Shtein, G.A., Schulman, S.S., Ephstein, V.M., Nagibina, L.F., Raikova, E.V., and Strelkov, Yu. A., editors. Izdatel'stvo Academii Nauk SSR, Moscow- Leningrad. Translated from Russian by the Israel Program for Scientific Translations, Jerusalem, 1964. pp. 33-51.

Stankovitch, M.S. 1921a. Systematique et repartition des coccidies des poissons d'eau douce. Annales Universite de Grenoble, Sciences-Medecine 33: 343-361.

Stankovitch, M.S. 1921b. Systematique et repartition des coccidies des poissons d'eau douce, Theses Complementare, Faculte des Sciences de University Grenoble. 19 pp.