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Ichthyosporea

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Ichthyosporea
Temporal range: Ediacaran–recent
"Sphaeroforma arctica"
Sphaeroforma arctica
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Clade: Amorphea
Clade: Obazoa
(unranked): Opisthokonta
(unranked): Holozoa
Class: Ichthyosporea
Cavalier-Smith, 1998[1]
Orders
Synonyms

Mesomycetozoa Mendoza et al., 2002

The Ichthyosporea (or DRIP clade, or Mesomycetozoea) is a group of microscopic organisms within the Opisthokont group. They are mostly parasites of fish and other animals.

Terminology[change | change source]

The original name, ichthyosporea, described the first discovered species in the group (such as Sphaeroforma arctica). They were all parasites of fish.

Phylogeny[change | change source]

Its main groups are Dermocystida and Ichthyophonida {{clade| style=font-size:90%;line-height:100%;line-width:150% |label1=Mesomycetozoa |1=

Dermocystida
Rhinosporidiaceae

Sphaerothecum




Dermocystidium




Valentines




Rhinosporidium




Amphibiocystidium




Dermotheca



Dermosporidium









Ichthyophonida
Creolimacidae

Anurofeca




Creolimax



Sphaeroforma





Psorospermidae

Psorospermis



Piridae

Abeoforma




Caullerya



Pirum




Trichomycina
Amoebidiidae

Amoebidium



Ichthyophonidae

Ichthyophonus



Paramoebidiidae

Paramoebidium


Eccrinida
Parataeniellaceae

Parataeniella


Eccrinaceae

Eccrinidus




Enterobryus




Leidyomyces





Enteromyces



Arundinula





Enteropogon




Taeniella




Taeniellopsis




Astreptonema



Palavascia


















References[change | change source]

  1. Cavalier-Smith, T. 1998. Neomonada and the origin of animals and fungi. In: Coombs GH, Vickerman K, Sleigh MA, Warren A (ed.) Evolutionary relationships among protozoa. Kluwer, London, pp. 375-407,