First record of Neobenedenia "melleni"-like species (Monogenea: Capsalidae) in Goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara in Brazil.

  • Silva F
  • Leite J
  • Hostim-Silva M
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Abstract

Neobenedenia melleni (MacCallum, 1927) (Monogenea) is a pathogen widely spread in marine teleost cultures around the world. The present paper recorded this parasite species in the Goliath grouper Epinephelus itajara for the first time Brazil. The use of freshwater bath for parasite control was successful for the Goliath grouper.

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  • fish ectoparasites
  • jewfish
  • mariculture
  • pathogens

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Authors

  • Francisco Da Costa Silva

  • Jonas Rodrigues Leite

  • Mauricio Hostim-Silva

  • Anita Rademaker Valenca

  • Eduardo Gomes Sanches

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