The survivability of the ectoparasitic flagellate Ichthyobodo necator on chum salmon fry (Oncorhynchus keta) in seawater and comparison to Ichthyobodo sp. on Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus).

@article{Urawa1990TheSO,
  title={The survivability of the ectoparasitic flagellate Ichthyobodo necator on chum salmon fry (Oncorhynchus keta) in seawater and comparison to Ichthyobodo sp. on Japanese flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus).},
  author={S Urawa and M Kusakari},
  journal={The Journal of parasitology},
  year={1990},
  volume={76 1},
  pages={33-40}
}
Experimental studies revealed that a freshwater ectoparasitic flagellate Ichthyobodo necator (Henneguy, 1883) could survive and reproduce in seawater after infected chum salmon fry, Oncorhynchus keta (Walbaum), were transferred directly from fresh water to 33% seawater. Minor morphological changes (slight reduction in body width, loss of twistlike wrinkles on body surface, and reduction in contractile vacuoles) were observed in the attached form of I. necator following transfer to seawater. The… CONTINUE READING