Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

Abstract

Cyberloma acerinae. [Descriptions of Fungi and Bacteria].

Abstract

A description is provided for Cyberloma acerinae, which infects fish of the families Atherinidae, Gobiidae and Percidae in Europe; infections developing in the host cytoplasm (but not in nerve tissues), without diplokarya, and resulting in tumours (also known as 'xenomas') in which the host nucleus is centrally located. Some information on its dispersal and transmission, habitats and conservation status is given, along with details of its geographical distribution (Asia (Kazakhstan (Aktobe), Russia (Novosibirsk Oblast)) and Europe (Czech Republic, Finland, France, former Soviet Union, Ukraine)). No evaluation has been made of any possible positive economic impact of this species (e.g. as a source of useful products, as a provider of checks and balances within its ecosystem, etc.), although Kvach et al. (2014) observed that it parasitizes some invasive fish, and so may have potential as part of an integrated biological control programme.