[Coral-List] ID of possible coral parasite?

Milton McAllister mmmcalli at uiuc.edu
Wed Jan 17 14:07:45 EST 2007

Some tiny, sac-like organisms were observed in damaged tissue of a massive 
caribbean coral.  They are approximately 250 microns long and have a 
tube-like opening at one end.  I do not recognize these organisms and would 
appreciate help with identification or suggestions about reference material 
to consult.

Two JPEG photos of the organisms can be observed at the following web 

Thank you,

Milton McAllister, Associate Professor, Veterinary Pathologist
University of Illinois
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Pathobiology
2001 S. Lincoln Ave.
Urbana, IL  61801
mmmcalli at uiuc.edu

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