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Prevalence of Fimeria funduli (Protozoa: Eimeriidae) in the Longnose Killifish Fundulus similis from Horn Island, Mississippi

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Short Communication


Eimeria funduli occurred in Fundulus similis from Horn Island, Mississippi, during 1980, in contrast with its apparent absence during 1978 and 1979. Prevalence of the parasite appears to be related to the unusually low salinity in Mississippi Sound, and in ponds and off the beaches of Horn Island. The low salinity may have promoted the migration of infective intermediate hosts from inshore waters to the island.

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