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An improved method for artificial infection of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla, with Anguillicola crassus (Nematoda, Dracunculoidea)
De Charleroy, D.; Cannaerts, V.; Augustijn, H.; Grisez, L.; Boon, J.; Ollevier, F.P. (1990). An improved method for artificial infection of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla, with Anguillicola crassus (Nematoda, Dracunculoidea). J. Appl. Ichthyol. 6: 182-188
In: Journal of Applied Ichthyology = Zeitschrift für angewandte Ichthyologie. Blackwell: Berlin. ISSN 0175-8659, more
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  • De Charleroy, D.; Cannaerts, V.; Augustijn, H.; Grisez, L.; Boon, J.; Ollevier, F.P. (1990). An improved method for artificial infection of the European eel, Anguilla anguilla, with Anguillicola crassus (Nematoda, Dracunculoidea), in: IZWO Coll. Rep. 20(1990). IZWO Collected Reprints, 20: pp. chapter 20, more

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Keywords
    Hosts; Infestation; Invertebrate larvae; Methodology; Mortality; Swim bladder; Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Anguillicola crassus Kuwahara, Niimi & Itagaki, 1974 [WoRMS]; Copepoda [WoRMS]; Cyprinus carpio Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]; Nematoda [WoRMS]; Paracyclops fimbriatus (Fischer, 1853) [WoRMS]; Fresh water

Authors  Top 
  • De Charleroy, D., more
  • Cannaerts, V.
  • Augustijn, H.
  • Grisez, L.
  • Boon, J.
  • Ollevier, F.P., more

Abstract
    A standardized method was developed for artificially infecting the European eel with Anguillicola crassus, a parasitical swim bladder nematode. For this purpose, an intermediate host, Paracyclops fimbriatus, and a paratenic host, Cyprinus carpio, were used. Parasite prevalence in the artificially infected eels was very high, although there was a large variation in the number of worms per eel. Compared to other methods of artificial infection described in the literature, this method appears to be more efficient ad reliable; there were also more infectious larvae that were recovered and the mortality rate of eels under treatment was lower.

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