Larval anisakid infections of some tropical fish species from north-west Australia

Doupe, R.G., Lymbery, A.J., Wong, S, and Hobbs, R.P. (2003) Larval anisakid infections of some tropical fish species from north-west Australia. Journal of Helminthology, 77 (4). pp. 363-365.

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Abstract

Despite the commercial and zoonotic importance of larval anisakid infestations of teleosts, their distribution among Australia’s diverse marine fish fauna is poorly understood. A preliminary survey of Australia’s tropical north-west revealed a generally high prevalence of larval anisakids representing four genera (Anisakis, Terranova, Thynnascaris and Raphidascaris) among only seven fish species. The potential impact of high larval anisakid infections on both the health of recreational fishermen and aquaculture environments is discussed.

Item ID: 9461
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1475-2697
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2010 04:19
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0501 Ecological Applications > 050103 Invasive Species Ecology @ 50%
05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050211 Wildlife and Habitat Management @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960402 Control of Animal Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Coastal and Estuarine Environments @ 50%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 50%
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