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Swimbladder nematodes (Anguillicola spp.) and gill monogeneans (Pseudodactylogyrus spp.) parasitic on the european eel (Anguilla anguilla )
Køie, M. (1991). Swimbladder nematodes (Anguillicola spp.) and gill monogeneans (Pseudodactylogyrus spp.) parasitic on the european eel (Anguilla anguilla ). J. Cons. - Cons. Int. Explor. Mer 47(3): 391-398
In: Journal du Conseil - Conseil International pour l'Exploration de la Mer. Conseil International pour l'Exploration de la Mer: Copenhagen. ISSN 0020-6466, more

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Keywords
    Introduced species; Parasites; Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Anguillicola Yamaguti, 1935 [WoRMS]; Anguillicola crassus Kuwahara, Niimi & Itagaki, 1974 [WoRMS]; Pseudodactylogyrus Gusev, 1965 [WoRMS]; Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae (Yin & Sproston, 1948) [WoRMS]; Pseudodactylogyrus bini (Kikuchi, 1929) [WoRMS]; Europe [gazetteer]; Fresh water

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Abstract
    In the past decade the large, blood-sucking swimbladder nematodes Anguillicola crassus and A. novaezelandiae and the gill monogeneans Pseudodactylogyrus anguillae and P. bini have been introduced into Europe as a result of the uncontrolled intercontinental transfer of live eels. In Europe they have infected the European eel, Anguilla anguilla , which is more susceptible to these parasites than their original hosts. Under favourable natural conditions these potentially pathogenic helminths apparently do not cause the death of the new host. As the cultivation of eels is based on wild elvers, the parasites have entered eel farms where they have caused great economic losses

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