Species Studied at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station

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The Disease Ecology Research Program at the Marrowstone Marine Field Station addresses fundamental disease processes that impact wild marine and anadromous fishes.  The program is not designed around particular host or pathogen species; rather we investigate diseases processes that involve numerous species of marine hosts and pathogens.  Please follow the links for more information about some of the species that are represented in some of our current research efforts. The list contains both common and scientific names.



Common Name Scientific Name
American shad Alosa sapidissima
Pacific sandlance Amodytes hexapterus
Pacific herring Clupea pallasii
Northern anchovy Engraulis mordax
Pacific Halibut Hippoglossus stenolepis
Surf smelt Hypomesus pretiosus
Rainbow trout/Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss


Common Name Scientific Name
Ichthyophonus disease agent Ichthyophonus hoferi
Nanophyetus salmincola None assigned


Common Name Scientific Name
Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus Viral hemorrhagic septicemia virus
Erythrocytic necrosis virus None assigned