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Three species of parasites emerging on the gills of mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1843), cultured in Australia

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Hayward, CJ and Bott, NJ and Itoh, N and Iwashita, M and Okihiro, M and Nowak, BF, Three species of parasites emerging on the gills of mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus (Temminck and Schlegel, 1843), cultured in Australia, Aquaculture, 265, (1-4) pp. 27-40. ISSN 0044-8486 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2007.02.004

Abstract

Mulloway is an Indo-West Pacific sciaenid fish with a short history of commercial culture in Australia. In January 2005, a harvest sample of these fish cultured off South Australia was observed macroscopically with large numbers of a blood-feeding polyopisthocotylean. Epizootics of this parasite may pose a threat to the economics of farming this species, since it appears to be associated with anemia, as indicated by pale gills. Based on morphological characters, we identify the monogenean as Sciaenacotyle sciaenicola [Murray, F.V., 1932. Correction: note on a microcotylid from Sciaena antarctica. Parasitology 24, 448.] Mamaev [Mamaev, Yu.L., 1989. On species composition and morphological features of the Microcotyle genus (Microcotylidae, Monogenoidea). In: Lebedev, B.I. (Ed.), Investigations in Parasitology. Collection of Papers. DBNTs AN SSSR: Vladivostok, pp. 32-38 [In Russian].]. Maximum likelihood analysis of ITS2 rDNA confirms that the genus Sciaenacotyle is not closely related to two other microcotylid genera also known from sciaenid fishes: Diplostamenides (represented by D. sciaenae (Goto, 1894) Mamaev [Mamaev, Yu.L., 1989. On species composition and morphological features of the Microcotyle genus (Microcotylidae, Monogenoidea). In: Lebedev, B.I. (Ed.), Investigations in Parasitology. Collection of Papers. DBNTs AN SSSR: Vladivostok, pp. 32-38 [In Russian].] from white croaker, Pennahia argentata, in Japan) and Anchoromicrocotyle (represented by A. guaymensis [Bravo-Hollis, M., 1981. Helminths of fish of the Mexican Pacific. XXXVI. A new genus and subfamily of the family Microcotylidae Taschenberg, 1879 emended. An. Inst. Cienc. Mar Limnol. Univ. Nac. Auton. Mex. 8, 305-313.] from white seabass, Atractoscion nobilis, in California). In more intensive sampling of gills, we detected two other species of metazoan parasites, the monopisthocotylean Calceostoma glandulosum Johnston et Tiegs, 1922; and a copepod we identify as Caligus cf. elongatus, a sea louse very similar to C. elongatus Nordmann (1832), which affects farmed salmonids in the North Atlantic. Praziquantel bath treatment at an initial concentration that removed S. sciaenicola from mulloway gills did not remove C. glandulosum. © 2007 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary 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
Author:Hayward, CJ (Dr Craig Hayward)
Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:44121
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:19
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2011-09-20
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