Vibriosis in fish

Fish Disease Leaflet 77



Vvibriosis is a systemic bacterial infection of primarily marine and estuarine fishes, caused by bacteria of the genus Vibrio (Ross et al. 1968, Ghittino et al. 1972); it is a major cause of mortality in maricultur operations. It sometimes also occurs in freshwater species.

Vibriosis has been known for centuries; outbreaks were recorded as early as the 1500's along the Italian coast. Terms such as "red pest," "red boil," "red plague," or "saltwater furunculosis" have been applied to vibrio infections, but "vibriosis" is now the specific and standard name of the disease.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Vibriosis in fish
Series title Fish Disease Leaflet
Series number 77
Year Published 1987
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) Leetown Science Center
Description 11 p.