|Anguillicola-infestations in Germany and in German eel imports|
Koops, H.; Hartmann, F. (1989). Anguillicola-infestations in Germany and in German eel imports, in: [s.d.] J. Appl. Ichthyol.. pp. 41-45
In: Journal of Applied Ichthyology = Zeitschrift für angewandte Ichthyologie. Blackwell: Berlin. ISSN 0175-8659, more
Endoparasites; Fish culture; Fish diseases; Geographical distribution; Introduced species; Anguillicola crassus Kuwahara, Niimi & Itagaki, 1974 [WoRMS]; Germany [Marine Regions]
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Anguillicola, a parasitic nematode in the swim-bladder of eels (Anguilla anguilla), was introduced into European inland waters probably during the mid 1970's with imported live eels from the Far East and New Zealand. In the Federal Republic of Germany, infestation rates of more than 50% are known from some rivers and lakes in the northern part of the country. Glass-eels seem to be uninfested because the parasite does not propagate in saline waters. Eels from fish farms are infested only when farms are stocked with brown eels obtained from the wild.