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Parasitic Nematodes of Freshwater Fishes of Europe - F. Moravec

Parasitic Nematodes of Freshwater Fishes of Europe

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1995
ISBN: 9780792321729
Number Of Pages: 470

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Parasitic nematodes (Nematoda) represent an important group of fish parasites. Many species are highly pathogenic, often causing serious diseases or even death to their fish hosts. The significance of recognizing these parasites increases with the development of aquaculture in many countries and with transcontinental transfers of fish. A prerequisite for developing effective control measures in fish culture is the exact identification of these parasites, as well as a knowledge of their, frequently complicated, host-parasite-environment relationships. The present monograph is the first to deal in detail with all nematodes which are parasites on European freshwater fish, providing contemporary knowledge of the taxonomy, biology and ecology of these parasites. This book is divided into introductory chapters, including general morphological, biological and ecological data on fish nematodes, their pathogenicity and methods of study; systematic part/species descriptions, data on hosts, localization, distribution and life cycles and bionomy of all species systematically arranged; and a host-nematode parasite list. This publication is intended for parasitologists, veterinarians, workers in fisheries, university students. It will also be of interest to ichthyologists, museum curators and those engaged in nature conservation.

Prefacep. 7
Introductionp. 9
Methods of study of fish nematodesp. 15
Morphology and taxonomy of fish nematodesp. 21
Bionomy of fish nematodesp. 29
Pathogenicity of nematodes parasitizing freshwater fishesp. 99
Systematic review of the nematodes parasitizing European freshwater fishesp. 102
Host - nematode parasite listp. 422
Referencesp. 435
Indexp. 462
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ISBN: 9780792321729
ISBN-10: 0792321723
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 470
Published: 28th February 1995
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 1.85

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