The Hexamita(= Octomitus) problem: A preliminary report

Progressive Fish-Culturist
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THE INTESTINAL FLAGELLATE, Hexamita salmonis (Moore), was described in 1922 from trout in hatcheries throughout New York State. At first associated with the so-called whirling disease of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis), now believed to be a virus disease, Hexamita was subsequently held responsible for practically any otherwise unexplainable mortality in underyearling salmonids. Over the years, Hexamita, ostensibly H. salmonis, has been the most readily recognized parasite of juvenile salmonids.


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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The Hexamita(= Octomitus) problem: A preliminary report
Series title Progressive Fish-Culturist
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1963)25[141:THOP]2.0.CO;2
Volume 25
Issue 3
Year Published 1963
Language English
Publisher The Progressive Fish-Culturist
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 141
Last page 143
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