Henneguya or Milky Flesh (<i>Henneguya salminicola</i>)


Knotlike white pimples - skin
Skin shows a number of knotlike white raised pimples.
White nodules on gills
Gills show small nodules of a raised kind.


A common myxosporidian parasite. Normally does not cause mortality, only when infecting fish in large numbers.


Usually no harm done to fish.


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DNA and RNA diagnostic references

Myxobolus turpisrotundus (Myxosporea: Bivalvulida) spores with caudal appendages: investigating the validity of the genus Henneguya with morphological and molecular evidence.

From   Parasitol Res (2010) 107:699–706  Yang Liu et al.


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