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(phylum Protozoa, subphylum Cnidospora)

A class of protozoa, which parasitize invertebrates and lower vertebrates, particularly fish, often with fatal consequences for the host. The spores contain a coiled polar filament. When a spore is ingested by a new host the filament is extruded and attaches the spore to the gut wall of the host. There are three orders.

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