Severe Scuticociliate (Philasterides dicentrarchi) Infection in a Population of Sea Dragons (Phycodurus eques and Phyllopteryx taeniolatus)

@article{Rossteuscher2008SevereS,
  title={Severe Scuticociliate (Philasterides dicentrarchi) Infection in a Population of Sea Dragons (Phycodurus eques and Phyllopteryx taeniolatus)},
  author={Stefanie Rossteuscher and Christian Wenker and Tanel Jermann and Thomas Wahli and E. Oldenberg and Heike Schmidt-Posthaus},
  journal={Veterinary Pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={45},
  pages={546 - 550}
}
  • Stefanie Rossteuscher, Christian Wenker, +3 authors Heike Schmidt-Posthaus
  • Published in Veterinary pathology 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Scuticociliatosis is a disease of fish induced by ciliated parasites of the genus Scuticociliatida. It has been described in sea horses (Hippocampus sp.), flounders (Paralichthys olivaceus), and turbots (Scophthalmus maximus). Here we present a case study of a population of sea dragons chronically infected with scuticociliates identified as Philasterides dicentrarchi by histopathology and PCR. Beginning in 2004, over a period of 19 months, 10 sea dragons (Phycodurus eques and Phyllopteryx… CONTINUE READING

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