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Fish Parasites: A Handbook of Protocols for their Isolation, Culture and Transmission


Edited by Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, James. E. Bron, Geert Wiegertjes and M. Carla Piazzon

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Good fish health and welfare are essential components of sustainable aquaculture and in this regard, fish parasites constitute a major constraint to production. The aquaculture industries of areas affected by various disease outbreaks have suffered considerably from the impacts of marine and freshwater parasites. It is therefore fundamentally important to take steps to prevent parasite infection, as well as to properly identify, monitor and treat outbreaks when they occur.

ParaFishControl, an EU-funded project involving industry, academic and government partners drawn from across Europe, whose work has led to this book, is dedicated to effectively understanding and controlling a diverse range of fish parasites in order to promote the sustainability and competitiveness of the European aquaculture industry.

Fish Parasites contains detailed outlines of the most up to date protocols for parasite isolation, culture and transmission, as well as detailed procedures for reproducing parasitic infections in a laboratory environment.

Protocols for tasks such as monitoring parasitic infection, isolating parasites and preparing parasite material are explained in detail. In addition, an introduction is provided to the biology and host interactions of each parasite discussed.

Fish Parasites provides an essential guide for those who are currently researching fish-parasite relations, as well as for those who may study fish health and welfare more generally or otherwise have broader interests in fish parasites.



Table of Contents

  1. Cryptocaryon Irritans – David B. Vaughan and Kate S. Hutson
  2. Ichthyophthirius Multifiliis – Kurt Buchmann and Louise von Gersdorff Jørgensen
  3. Philasterides dicentrarchi – Jesus Lamas and José Manuel Leiro
  4. 4 Amyloodinium ocellatum – Paola Beraldo, Michela Massimo and Marco Galeotti – OPEN ACCESS
  5. Trypanosoma and Trypanoplasma – Geert F. Wiegertjes, Maria Forlenza and Simon R. M. Jones
  6. Neoparamoeba perurans – James E. Bron, Irene Cano, Carolina Fernández, Sophie Fridman, Richard Paley and Jadwiga Sokolowska
  7. Loma salmonae – Simon R. M. Jones and Sarah McConnachie
  8. Ceratonova shasta – Jerri L. Bartholomew, Stephen D. Atkinson, Sascha L. Hallett and Julie D. Alexander
  9. Enteromyxum leei – Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla, Itziar Estensoro and Oswaldo Palenzuela
  10. Enteromyxum scophthalmi – Oswaldo Palenzuela, M. Carla Piazzon and Ariadna Sitjà-Bobadilla
  11.  Myxobolus cerebralis – Jerri L. Bartholomew, Stephen D. Atkinson, Sascha L. Hallett and Julie D. Alexander
  12. Sphaerospora molnari – Astrid S. Holzer and Joana Pimentel-Santos
  13. Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae – Bartolomeo Gorgoglione and Mohamed H. Kotob
  14. Leptorhynchoides species (Acanthocephala) – Michael A. Barger and Florian B. Reyda
  15. Ligula intestinalis – David Hoole
  16. Zeylanicobdella arugamensis – David B. Vaughan and Kate S. Hutson
  17. Neobenedenia girellae – Kate S. Hutson, David B. Vaughan, Alexander K. Brazenor and Alejandro Trujillo-González
  18. Zeuxapta seriolae – Kate S. Hutson, Allan J. Mooney and David B. Vaughan
  19. Anguillicoloides crassus – Csaba Székely, Olga Haenen and Kálmán Molnár
  20. Anisakis simplex – Ivona Mladineo
  21. Hysterothylacium aduncum – Francisco Javier Adroher-Auroux and Rocío Benítez- Rodríguez – OPEN ACCESS
  22. Caligus rogercresseyi and Caligid sea lice species – Sandra L. Marín and Mark D. Fast
  23. Lepeophtheirus salmonis – Lars Are Hamre and Linda Andersen – OPEN ACCESS
  24. Ceratothoa oestroides – Ivona Mladineo
  25. Gnathia aureamaculosa and Gnathia marleyi – Alexandra S. Grutter, William E. Feeney, Eva C. McClure, Pauline Narvaez, Nico J. Smit, Derek Sun, Paul C. Sikkel and Kate S. Hutson
  26. Saprolegnia parasitica – Kostis Apostolakis, Christopher J. Secombes and Pieter van West

Additional information

ISBN 9781789181333
Product type HB
Publication date 30-Jun-21
Dimensions 234 × 156 mm
Product options

eBook (ePub), eBook (pdf), Print version

1 review for Fish Parasites: A Handbook of Protocols for their Isolation, Culture and Transmission

  1. Gad Baneth & Elias Papadopoulos, Veterinary Parasitology

    The book provides a wealth of practical information that would be very helpful to fish parasitologists, parasitology and aquaculture students, aquaculture scientists and laboratory technicians – full review at

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