Epidemiology of bitter crab disease (Hematodinium sp.) in snow crabs Chionoecetes opilio from Newfoundland, Canada.

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The parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium sp. causes a condition known as bitter crab disease (BCD) in snow crabs Chionoecetes opilio and Tanner crabs C. bairdi. As the name of the condition implies, crabs infected with BCD are unmarketable due to their bitter flavor. We surveyed the distribution of BCD in 3 regions within the snow crab fishery of… (More)

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@article{Shields2005EpidemiologyOB, title={Epidemiology of bitter crab disease (Hematodinium sp.) in snow crabs Chionoecetes opilio from Newfoundland, Canada.}, author={Jeffrey D. Shields and David J. Taylor and Stephen G. Sutton and Paul G O'Keefe and Danny W Ings and Amanda L Pardy}, journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms}, year={2005}, volume={64 3}, pages={253-64} }