Vibrio infections among marine and fresh-water fish

Progressive Fish-Culturist



In 1951. B. J. Earpio found a vibrio infection among salmon fingerlings being reared in saltwater at the Deception Pass Biological Station of the Washington State Department of Fisheries. The disease waa characterized by erythema at the base of fins and on the sides of the fish, necrotic areas in the Inusculature, inflammation of the intestinal tract, and general septicernia. The disease reappeared the next year, killing nearly all of the churn salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) fingerlings, killing about half of the pink salmon (O. gorbuscha) fingerlings, and affecting to a lesser degree the chinook salmon (O. tshawytscha) fingerlings. Also, late in 1952. R. R. Rucker and E. J. Ordal found the same disease at a rainbow trout hatchery of the Washington State Department of Game at Vancouver. The disease caused severe losses there among the rainbow trout (Salmo gairdneri) and among the sea-run form of the same species (called steelhead trout). The disease was manifested by bloody, necrotic areas in the musculature and inflammation of the viscera, відоіШат to furumaculoвiв,

The main object of this paper is to bring vibrio infections of fish to the attention of the American fish-culturist.


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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Vibrio infections among marine and fresh-water fish
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1959)21[22:VIAMAF]2.0.CO;2
Volume 21
Issue 1
Year Published 1959
Language English
Publisher Department of Commerce, Bureau of Fisheries
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 22
Last page 25
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