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Fish mycobacteriosis (Tuberculosis)

January 1, 1959

The etiologic agent for the bacterial disease, "fish tuberculosis" (more correctly "mycobacteriosis"), was first observed in carp in 189& from a pond in France. Subsequently similar agents have been isolated from or observed in fish in fresh water, salt water, and brackish water, in fish in aquaria, hatcheries, and natural habitat~ (wild populations of fish). The disease has been recognized as an important infection among hatchery reared salmonid fishes on the West Coast of the United States, and in aquarium fishes such as the neon tetra, the Siamese fighting fish, and in salt water fish held in zoological displays.

Publication Year 1959
Title Fish mycobacteriosis (Tuberculosis)
Authors T. J. Parisot, J.W. Wood
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Fishery Leaflet
Series Number 494
Index ID 81384
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Leetown Science Center; Western Fisheries Research Center