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Parasite loads of rafted blue mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) in Spain with special reference to the copepod, Mytilicola intestinalis
Robledo, J.A.F.; Santarém, M.M.; Figueras, A. (1994). Parasite loads of rafted blue mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) in Spain with special reference to the copepod, Mytilicola intestinalis. Aquaculture 127: 287-302
In: Aquaculture. Elsevier: Amsterdam. ISSN 0044-8486, more
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Keywords
    Disease control; Histopathology; Mussel culture; Parasites; Mytilicola intestinalis Steuer, 1902 [WoRMS]; Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 [WoRMS]; ANE, Spain [gazetteer]; Marine

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  • Robledo, J.A.F.
  • Santarém, M.M.
  • Figueras, A., more

Abstract
    A histopathological survey between late 1987 and 1989 at two locations and two depths of experimentally cultured blue mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis Lmk.) in the Ría de Vigo (NW Spain) is presented. During this time, no mortalities were detected. The most frequent parasites are Chlamydia-like organisms (CLO) and a Ciliophora-like organism (CILO) in the diverticuli of the digestive gland, Mytilicola intestinalis in the intestine, and Steinhausia mytilovum in oocytes and ciliates in the gills. The prevalence of the copepod M. intestinalis was influenced by the location and not by the depth of culture or origin of the mussels. The trematode Proctoeces maculatus has a very low prevalence but causes severe lesions

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