Flesh parasites of fish from central Philippine waters.

Petersen, Frerk, Palm, Harry, Möller, Heino and Cuzi, MA (1993) Flesh parasites of fish from central Philippine waters. Open Access Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 15 . pp. 81-86. DOI 10.3354/dao015081.

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In April 1990, 488 marine fish, belonging to 30 species from central Philippine waters, were investigated macroscopically for the occurrence of parasites in their flesh and for anisakid nematodes in their body cavity. Twenty-four fish were found to be infected by 1 of 4 different types of parasites. Unidentified Microspora were found in 4 host species from different families. Plerocercoids of the trypanorhynchid cestode Otobothrium penetrans occurred in the flesh of hemirhamphids and belonids only. Adult nematodes of the genus Philometra were found in the garfish Tylosurus crocodilus. The only parasite found which might be transferable to warm-blooded animals was the L-III stage of Anisakis sp. from the body cavity and the muscle of Muraenesox cinereus. The risk of human infections by parasites through consumption of raw marine fish in the central Philippines therefore is considered to be low.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > Institute for Marine Science Kiel
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.3354/dao015081
ISSN: 0177-5103
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2018 10:01
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2018 10:01
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/42379

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