Halofolliculina sp.

Chatterjee, Tapas, Dovgal, Igor & Fernandez-Leborans, Gregorio, 2021, A checklist of ciliates (Ciliophora) inhabiting on cnidarians, Zootaxa 5039 (2), pp. 151-178: 153

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5039.2.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C2B00051-A562-4FCA-83D5-DE284D0D90CE

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C6B37F-FFE9-C831-FF5B-F9AFFE95B3B8

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Halofolliculina sp.
status

 

Halofolliculina sp.  

Record as parasite on cnidarians: It was found to infect varieties of corals e.g., Acropora palmata (Lamarck, 1816)   , A. cervicornis (Lamarck, 1816)   , Diploriala byrinthiformis (Linnaeus, 1758), D. strigosa (Dana, 1846)   , Colpophyllia natans (Houttuyn, 1772)   , Orbicella faveolata (Ellis & Solander, 1786)   , O. annularis (Ellis & Solander, 1786)   , Montastraea franksi (Gregory, 1895)   , Agaricia tenuifolia Dana, 1846   , and Porites porites (Pallas, 1766)   in the Caribbean Sea area and Atlantic Ocean ( Cróquer et al. 2006a, b; Page et al. 2015, Verde et al. 2016).

Remarks: This ciliate infection causing diseaces Caribbean Ciliate Infections (CCI) on coral hosts ( Rodríguez et al. 2009).