Anal redness in European eels as an indicator of infection by the swimbladder nematode, Anguillicola crassus

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Abstract:

Anal redness in European eels Anguilla anguilla is related to the prevalence and mean abundance of the swimbladder nematode Anguillicola crassus and may provide a simple, non-invasive diagnostic tool for A. crassus infection.

Keywords: Anguilla anguilla; Anguillicola crassus; eel; nematode; swim bladder

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1095-8649.2003.00034.x

Affiliations: 1: School of Biology and Biochemistry, Queen's University Belfast, Medical Biology Centre, 97 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7BL, Northern Ireland, U.K.; 2: Environment and Heritage Service, Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland, Commonwealth House, 35 Castle Street, Belfast BT1 1GU, Northern Ireland, U.K. and 3: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland, Newforge Lane, Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5PX, Northern Ireland, U.K.

Publication date: February 1, 2003

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