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Impact of Anguillicolides crassus on American eels (Anguilla rostrata)

  title={Impact of Anguillicolides crassus on American eels (Anguilla rostrata)},
  author={Andrew R Wargo and Robert J. Latour and Troy D. Tuckey and Wolfgang K. Vogelbein},

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Notes: Occurrence of Anguillicola crassus, an Exotic Parasitic Swim Bladder Nematode of Eels, in the Southeastern United States

To determine if the parasite was present in natural populations of eels in North America, wild eels from five Texas rivers and Winyah Bay, South Carolina were examined and no swim bladder parasites were found, but one eel from South Carolina was infected with an immature Anguillicola crassus.

An evaluation of indices of gross pathology associated with the nematode Anguillicoloides crassus in eels.

The Length Ratio Index (LRI), performed better than the Swimbladder Degenerative Index (SDI), in three of four predefined criteria of decision, and was less prone to subjectivity and more precise, although less easy to generate.

Distribution, prevalence, and intensity of the swim bladder parasite Anguillicola crassus in New England and eastern Canada.

The hypothesis that the swim bladder parasite Anguillicola crassus is capable of expanding its range further into the Maritimes and could potentially reach the St. Lawrence River system is supported.

Paratenic hosts of the swimbladder nematode Anguillicola crassus

There were large differences in prevalence among the fish species examined but generally the prevalence was higher in physoclist fishes and was highest in G. cernua and highest in P. fluviatilis.