A new shell disease in the mud crab Scylla serrata from Port Curtis, Queensland (Australia).

@article{Andersen2000ANS,
  title={A new shell disease in the mud crab Scylla serrata from Port Curtis, Queensland (Australia).},
  author={Leonie E Andersen and John H. Norton and N H Levy},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2000},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={233-9}
}
In 1994 a previously unreported rust spot shell disease was seen in mud crabs Scylla serrata - Forskal from Port Curtis, central Queensland, Australia. Of 673 crabs surveyed, 21.7% had shell lesions. Of these, 82.9% had rust spot lesions on the carapace. The majority of rust spot-affected crabs (78.8%) were female. Rust spot lesions were predominantly non-perforated (89.4%) and 54.8% were bilaterally symmetrical. There was also a gender difference in the areas of the carapace most commonly… CONTINUE READING

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