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Hooking mortality of two species of shallow-water reef fish caught by recreational angling methods
The hooking mortality of two teleosts, the yellow stripey Lutjanus carponotatus (Lutjanidae), and the wire netting cod Epinephelus quoyanus (Serranidae), was examined for fish captured with lures and
Intraspecific Variation in Cryptocaryon irritans
TLDR
Intraspecific variation in the ciliate Cryptocaryon irritans was examined using sequences of the first internal transcribed spacer region (ITS‐1) of ribosomal DNA (rDNA) combined with developmental and morphological characters to characterise four strains of C. irritans.
Metazoan parasites of yellowtail kingfish, Seriola lalandi lalandi, in New Zealand: Prevalence, intensity, and site preference
TLDR
It appears that acclimation of wild kingfish from the east coast of New Zealand's North Island into captivity will lead to the transfer of both B. seriolae and Z.Seriolae, and that effective quarantine measures will be required to avoid introducing these parasites into broodstock systems.
Kudoa alliaria in flesh of Argentinian hoki Macruronus magellanicus (Gadiformes; Merlucciidae).
TLDR
Using morphological and molecular analyses, K. alliaria is identified as a new species of Kudoa parasites of Patagonian fishes infecting Argentinian hoki Macruronus magellanicus and is genetically very similar to K. rosenbuschi.
Luminous vibriosis in rock lobster Jasus verreauxi (Decapoda: Palinuridae) phyllosoma larvae associated with infection by Vibrio harveyi.
TLDR
Histopathology showed that the gut and hepatopancreas tubules of moribund phyllosoma larvae were atrophic and some contained necrotic cells sloughed into the lumen, and Vibrio harveyi was successfully reisolated from diseased larvae.
Review of some scientific issues related to crustacean welfare
  • B. Diggles
  • Biology
    ICES Journal of Marine Science
  • 15 June 2018
TLDR
The proposed criteria for pain being applied to crustaceans since 2014 has set the “evidential bar” for pain so low it is impossible to have confidence that the behaviours observed in many experiments are even due to nociception, extinguishing scientific confidence that these behaviours are in any way analogous to how the word pain is defined, used, and understood by humans.
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