|Black Rat Snake with O. ophiodicola granuloma - Figshare.com|
|Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola - Figshare.com|
At this time, researchers are uncertain if this fungus can attack healthy snakes or whether it only affects snakes with poor nutrition and impaired immunity. Also unknown is why this fungus has only been causing disease in the last few years.
* There is far more detail in Chrysosporium-Related Fungi and Reptiles: A Fatal Attraction reported in PLOS.