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A parasite survey of farmed Southern bluefin tuna, Thunnus maccoyii (Castelnau)


Deveney, M and Bayly, TJ and Johnston, CJ and Nowak, BF, A parasite survey of farmed Southern bluefin tuna, Thunnus maccoyii (Castelnau), Journal of Fish Diseases, 28, (5) pp. 279-284. ISSN 0140-7775 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1365-2761.2005.00629.x


Farmed Southern bluefin tuna (SBT) were examined for parasites. Samples of harvest fish, mortalities and some fish showing clinical signs of disease were investigated. Targeted screening was conducted for a scuticociliate, Uronema nigricans, the myxosporean Kudoa sp. and a sanguinicolid digenean, Cardicola forsteri. General parasitological investigation revealed a diverse parasite community of didymozoid digeneans, two species of copepods, a polyopisthocotylean monogenean and larval cestodes. Targeted screening for U. nigricans exposed a low prevalence, most probably due to a lack of sensitivity in the test method. Few of the parasites examined pose a risk to the health of farmed SBT. © 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:32830
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:41
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-04-01

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