Phylum:Zygomycota >> Class: Trichomycetes >>  Order: Asellariales 
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 Scientific Name: Asellaria ligiae

Asellaria ligiae Tuzet & Manier ex Manier, Annls Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 12 9: 103. 1968.

 Description: Mature thalli much branched, sometines more than 2,850 μm long and 1,330 μm wide. Basal holdfast cell 7-17 μm long and 13-40 μm wide, with a spherical, bulbous expansion invaginated at the base to form a furrow. Original branched cell bulbous pear- or ladder-like, bottom wide up to 20 μm. Arthrospores 23-37 × 10-25 μm.

Taiwan, Taipei: Yehliu, 23 Mar 1991, SH03Li01, SH03Li02, SH03Li03. Keelung: Hopingtao, 14 Apr 1991, SH05Li04, SH05Li05, SH05Li06. Keelung: Patoutzu, 5 Jul 1991. Keelung: Compus of the National Taiwan Ocean University, 25 Feb 1992, SH56Li15, SH56Li16. Ilan: Peikwan, 5 Jul 1991, SH10Li09, SH10Li10.

 Habitat: Attached to the foregut cuticle of Ligia exotica Roux (Isopoda, Ligiidae).

Taiwan, Japan, Europe, America.


Chien, CY and Hsieh, LH. 2001.


C. Y. Chien and L. H. Hsieh

 Note: Asellaria ligiae was firstly observed in the foregut of host Ligia exotica. A. ligiae is similar to A. gramenei which is inside of the aquatic Isopoda, Asellus meridianus, but the former has a more bolbous basal cell and well developed branching system.