Fish and shellfish diseases caused by marine protists

Hiroshi Yokoyama, Naoki Endo, Kazuo Ogawa

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Many protists specifically parasitize marine organisms, and some of them cause diseases in economically important fish, shellfish or other invertebrates. In this chapter, we give general accounts of considerable protistan parasites for the fishery industry with their impacts and control measures, if any. Parasites of fish include amoebae, ichthyosporea, flagellates, X-cells with an unknown taxonomic position, and ciliates, and those of invertebrates include Marteilia and Perkinsus for shellfish, and a kinetoplastid for edible ascidians.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMarine Protists
Subtitle of host publicationDiversity and Dynamics
PublisherSpringer Japan
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9784431551300
ISBN (Print)9784431551294
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Oct 23


  • Aquaculture
  • Disease
  • Fish
  • Fishery
  • Infection
  • Parasite
  • Pathogen
  • Shellfish

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Engineering(all)

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