Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
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ISSN: 2150-3508

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Kidanie Misganaw

Kidanie Misganaw


  • Review Article
    Review on Major Parasitic Crustacean in Fish
    Author(s): Kidanie Misganaw and Addis GetuKidanie Misganaw and Addis Getu

    In this paper the major description, epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical sign, diagnosis, treatment and control of parasitic crustaceans in fish has been reviewed. The major crustaceans parasites commonly encountered in cultured and wild fish are: copepods (ergasilidea and lernaeidae), branchiura (argulidae) and isopods). Members of the branchiura and isopod are relatively large and both sexes are parasitic, while copepods are the most common crustacean parasites are generally small to microscopic with both free-living and parasitic stages in their life cycle. These parasitic crustaceans are numerous and have worldwide distribution in fresh, brackish and salt water. Most of them can be seen with naked eyes as they attach to the gills, bodies and fins of the host. They are increasingly serious problem in cultured fish and can infect wild population. Usually they cause only minor ha.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2150-3508.1000175

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