IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

Diseases and parasites of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) from the Mecklenburg Bight to the Estonian coast
Mellergaard, S.; Lang, T. (1999). Diseases and parasites of Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) from the Mecklenburg Bight to the Estonian coast. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 56(2): 164-168
In: ICES Journal of Marine Science. Academic Press: London. ISSN 1054-3139, more
Peer reviewed article  

Available in Authors 

Keywords
    Deformation; Marine fish; Parasites; Skeleton; Skin; Vibriosis; Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; ANE, Baltic [Marine Regions]; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Mellergaard, S.
  • Lang, T.

Abstract
    During the 1994 BMB/ICES Sea-going Workshop “Fish Diseases and Parasites in the Baltic Sea”, the prevalences of skin ulcers, pseudobranchial swellings (X-cell disease), skeletal deformities, and the parasites Cryptocotyle lingua and Lernaeocera branchialis were recorded in cod in 11 areas from the Mecklenburg Bight in the southwest to the Estonian coast in the northeast of the Baltic Sea. Prevalences were highest in the western part, except for skeletal deformities, which were highest in the central part. The spatial distribution of pseudobranchial swellings, C. lingua and L. branchialis appeared to be restricted to areas with salinity above 8. Skin ulcers were mainly observed in German waters, while skeletal deformities were most abundant in the Polish, Russian, and Lithuanian coastal zones.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Authors