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Light micrographs of wetmounts of the new myxobolid species found infecting Iberian endemic cypriniforms. (A–B) Cysts of Myxobolus arcasii n. sp. in the hematopoietic tissue of the kidneys, and in the undifferentiated tissue of the gonads of Achondrostoma arcasii, respectively. (C) Myxospore of Myxobolus arcasii n. sp. evidencing the two polar capsules in which the polar tubule coils. (D–E) Myxospores of Myxobolus duriensis n. sp. in the primary gill filaments of Pseudochondrostoma duriense, evidencing the polar tubule coiling within the polar capsules, and the iodinophilous vacuole in the sporoplasm. (F–G) Myxospores of Thelohanellus paludicus n. sp. in the intestinal epithelium of Cobitis paludica, showing the polar tubule coiling within the polar capsule, and the two conspicuous iodinophilous vacuoles in the sporoplasm.

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