eCite Digital Repository

Spawning-related fungal infection of golden galaxias Galaxias auratus (Galaxiidae)


Hardie, SA and Pyecroft, SB and Barmuta, LA and White, RWG, Spawning-related fungal infection of golden galaxias Galaxias auratus (Galaxiidae), Journal of Fish Biology, 70, (4) pp. 1287-1294. ISSN 0022-1112 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2007.01410.x


The occurrence of golden galaxias Galaxias auratus with dermal fungal lesions in two populations was effectively modelled by the progression of gonadal stages of development. Skin lesions were found to be characteristic of fungal dermatitis and a Saprolegnia sp. was identified as the causative agent. Infection is probably linked to spawning-related factors and it is probable that saprolegniasis is associated with seasonal mortality. © 2007 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Freshwater ecology
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Hardie, SA (Dr Scott Hardie)
UTAS Author:Barmuta, LA (Associate Professor Leon Barmuta)
UTAS Author:White, RWG (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:44095
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:TAFI - Zoology
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-04

Repository Staff Only: item control page