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


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


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

Cryptocaryon irritans – David B. Vaughan and Kate S. Hutson

Ichthyophthirius multifiliis – Kurt Buchmann and Louise von Gersdorff Jørgensen

Philasterides dicentrarchi – Jesús Lamas and José Manuel Leiro

Amyloodinium ocellatum – Paola Beraldo, Michela Massimo and Marco Galeotti – OPEN ACCESS

Trypanosoma and Trypanoplasma – Geert F. Wiegertjes, Maria Forlenza and Simon R. M. Jones

Neoparamoeba perurans – James E. Bron, Irene Cano, Carolina Fernández, Sophie Fridman, Richard Paley and Jadwiga Sokolowska

Loma salmonae – Simon R. M. Jones and Sarah McConnachie

Ceratonova shasta – Jerri L. Bartholomew, Stephen D. Atkinson, Sascha L. Hallett and Julie D. Alexander

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

Product typeHB
Publication date30-Jun-21
Dimensions234 × 156 × - mm


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