genus Saprolegnia

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Noun1.genus Saprolegnia - aquatic fungi growing chiefly on plant debris and animal remains
fungus genus - includes lichen genera
order Saprolegniales, Saprolegniales - order of chiefly aquatic fungi
Saprolegnia ferax, white fungus - a fungus that attacks living fish and tadpoles and spawn causing white fungus disease: a coating of white hyphae on especially peripheral parts (as fins)
water mold - parasitic or saprobic organisms living chiefly in fresh water or moist soil
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Some species of genus Saprolegnia causes infection in fishes such as; salmonids [9], carps [10,
Olpidiopsis saprolegniae was first described by Braun (1856) as Chytridium saprolegniae, as a parasite of species of the genus Saprolegnia. Cornu (1872) transferred this species to the genus Olpidiopsis.