Origin of the diclidophorid monogenean Neoheterobothrium hirame Ogawa, 1999, the causative agent of anemia in olive flounder Paralichthys olivaceus

@article{Yoshinaga2009OriginOT,
  title={Origin of the diclidophorid monogenean Neoheterobothrium hirame Ogawa, 1999, the causative agent of anemia in olive flounder Paralichthys olivaceus},
  author={Tomoyoshi Yoshinaga and Nobuyuki Tsutsumi and Kathryn Ann Hall and Kazuo Ogawa},
  journal={Fisheries Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={75},
  pages={1167-1176}
}
In the mid-1990s, Neoheterobothrium hirame suddenly appeared as a new species in olive flounder Paralichthys olivaceus in Japanese coastal waters. Anemia caused by the parasite has prevailed in wild and cultured populations of olive flounder since that time. In this study, to clarify the origin of N. hirame, two Neoheterobothrium species, namely unidentified Neoheterobothrium species (tentatively abbreviated as Neoheterobothrium sp. PL) and N. affine, were collected from Paralichthys… CONTINUE READING

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