Salmonid whirling disease

Fish and Wildlife Leaflet 17



This paper provides the latest scientific and technical advances in the management of salmonid whirling disease caused by the myxosporean Myxobolus cerebralis (Syn. Myxosoma cerebralis). The complete life cycle of the parasite and the biology of the infective agent to fish, the actinosporean Triactinomyxon stage, are reviewed, and suggested procedures for detection, identification, and control of the disease are discussed. The paper offers sources of information and related reference materials of interest to fish culturists, fishery biologists, and students.

Additional publication details

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Title Salmonid whirling disease
Series title Fish and Wildlife Leaflet
Series number 17
Year Published 1992
Language English
Publisher U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Contributing office(s) Leetown Science Center
Description 11 p.
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