Harmful parasitic crustaceans infecting wild arripids: A potential threat to southern Australian finfish aquaculture

Catalano, Sarah R., and Hutson, Kate S. (2010) Harmful parasitic crustaceans infecting wild arripids: A potential threat to southern Australian finfish aquaculture. Aquaculture, 303 (1-4). pp. 101-104.

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Abstract

Parasitic crustaceans are responsible for severe disease outbreaks in finfish aquaculture. We provide the first report of five marine ectoparasitic crustacean species including Argulus diversicolor Byrnes, 1985 (Branchiura: Argulidae), Caligus bonito Wilson, 1905, C. longipedis Bassett-Smith, 1898, C. pelamydis Hewitt, 1963, and C. punctatus Shiino, 1955 (Copepoda: Caligidae) on wild arripid hosts, Arripis georgianus (Valenciennes, 1841), A. trutta (Forster, 1801) and A. truttaceus (Cuvier, 1829) (Perciformes: Arripidae) in southern Australian waters. Caligus pelamydis and C. punctatus are new Australian records. All five crustacean species exhibit low host-specificity and Argulus spp., C. longipedis, C. pelamydis and C. punctatus have been associated with mass mortalities in cultured fishes outside Australia. Given the propensity for arripids to aggregate at sea-cage aquaculture sites, awareness of these five parasitic crustacean species may allow health managers to identify and anticipate potential outbreaks on southern Australian fish farms.

Item ID: 15149
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Caligidae, Argulidae, Arripis spp., parasite, aquatic animal health, fish interaction
ISSN: 1873-5622
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2011 00:47
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070404 Fish Pests and Diseases @ 80%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 20%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 50%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8302 Fisheries - Wild Caught > 830201 Fisheries Recreational @ 50%
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