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Salmonid whirling disease

January 1, 1992

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.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1992
Title Salmonid whirling disease
Authors M.E. Markiw
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype Federal Government Series
Series Title Fish and Wildlife Leaflet
Series Number 17
Index ID 2001513
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Leetown Science Center