Observations on the occurrence of Spraguea lophii in Mediterranean lophiids

@article{Colmenero2015ObservationsOT,
  title={Observations on the occurrence of Spraguea lophii in Mediterranean lophiids},
  author={Ana I. Colmenero and Claudio Saitz Barr{\'i}a and Stephen W. Feist and V{\'i}ctor Manuel Tuset},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={114},
  pages={1977-1983}
}
In the Mediterranean Sea, anglerfish Lophius budegassa and Lophius piscatorius support an important fishery, and landings have increased in recent years. These species are infected by the microsporean Spraguea lophii, a parasite that infects their nervous system giving rise to multiple cysts. Due to the high value of these fish and conspicuous nature of the infection, we determined the apparent prevalence of this parasite in both Lophius spp. Specimens were obtained from commercial catches… CONTINUE READING