Deduced amino acid sequences of the 5 major genes had the highest, although weak, homology with those of various fish rhabdoviruses by pairwise identity analyses: N (48%) with hybrid snakehead virus (HSHV
), Monopterus albus rhabdovirus (MARV), and Siniperca chautsi rhabdovirus (SCRV); P (18%-20%) with eel virus European X (EVEX), HSHV
, MARV, and SCRV; M (27%-33%) with lake trout rhabdovirus, Swedish sea trout rhabdovirus, and EVEX; G (30%-32%) with perch rhabdovirus, lake trout rhabdovirus, Swedish sea trout rhabdovirus, HSHV
, MARV, SCRV, and EVEX; and L (54%-56%) with perch rhabdovirus, HSHV
, and EVEX.