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Abstract

Zoosporic fungi growing on eggs of Coregonus lavaretus holsatus Thienemann, 1916 from Lake Wdzydze in Kaszuby.

Abstract

A study was conducted to investigate fungal communities associated with eggs of Coregonus lavaretus holsatus in Lake Wdzydze in Kaszuby, Poland. A total of 15 fungus species were found to grow on the studied eggs: Achlya americana, A. oblongata, A. treleaseana, Aphanomyces frigidophilus, A. irregularis, A. parasiticus, Aplanes androgynus, Saprolegnia ferax, S. parasitica, S. salmonis, S. shikotsuensis, Pythium aquatile, P. pulchrum, P. thalassium, and P. torulosum. Worth a special note was the finding of Aphanomyces frigidophilus and Saprolegnia salmonis, both new to Polish waters. The results obtained may be important to ichthyopathologists, because 8 of the above-mentioned fungi are known as necrotrophs or parasites of fishes.