|Anisakidae larval infection in fish fillets sold in Belgium|
|Piccolo, G.; Manfredi, M.T.; Hoste, L.; Vercruysse, J. (1999). Anisakidae larval infection in fish fillets sold in Belgium. Veterinary Quarterly 21(2): 66-67. dx.doi.org/10.1080/01652176.1999.9694995|
|In: Veterinary Quarterly. Kluwer: Dordrecht. ISSN 0165-2176, more|
Anisakis simplex (Rudolphi, 1809) [WoRMS]; Pisces [WoRMS]; Pseudoterranova decipiens (Krabbe, 1878) [WoRMS]; Marine
Fish; Anisakis simplex ; Pseudoterranova decipiens ; prevalence; Belgium
Fish fillets (n= 1760) sold on the Belgium market were examined for Anisakidae larval infection. Seven sea fish species were examined by means of the candling technique over a period of 4 months, from November 1996 to February 1997. Third-stage larvae of Anisakis simplex and Pseudoterranova decipiens were identified. A. simplex was the most abundant species with a prevalence of 84.5%, and was found in 192 of the examined fillets (10.9%). Pollock (Pollachius pollachius) was the most heavily infected fish species (82.9%). The prevalence in cod (Gadus morhua), saithe (Pollachius virens), and whiting (Merlangius merlangus) was 34.7%, 26.7%, and 15.4% respectively. The prevalence in the three other fish species examined was low, namely 8.9%, 6.6%, and 3.8% for ling (Molva molva), catfish (Anarchias lupus), and Northeast red fish (Sebastes marinus), respectively. Pollock was the fish species with the largest number of Anisakis larvae (7.8 larvae/kg fish fillet).