DAO 91:83-88 (2010)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02248

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Pseudobranchial X-cell pseudotumors in young wild and farmed Atlantic cod Gadus morhua in Iceland

M. Eydal*, Á. Kristmundsson, S. H. Bambir

Institute for Experimental Pathology, University of Iceland, Keldur, Vesturlandsvegur, IS-112 Reykjavík, Iceland
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ABSTRACT: This study investigated the prevalence of pseudobranchial X-cell pseudotumors in 2 year classes of wild juvenile cod and to a lesser extent in older cod in NW Iceland. The disease was also monitored in farmed wild-caught juvenile cod. The youngest wild cod detected that had X-cell infections were 6.5 to 13.0 cm in length, with prevalence reaching a maximum level of 7%. The highest prevalence (23%) was recorded in 18.5 to 27.0 cm fish. The mean prevalence in older cod (25.0 to 76.0 cm in length) was 7% but decreased with increasing age. The mean prevalence of X-cell pseudotumors in farmed juvenile cod was ≤1% during winter rearing in land-based tanks. Higher prevalence (2 to 15%) was noted in dead and moribund fish. Diseased farmed fish were usually emaciated, and mortality due to the disease was noticeable.


KEY WORDS: Pseudotumor · X-cell · Wild cod · Farmed cod · Prevalence · Disease


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Cite this article as: Eydal M, Kristmundsson Á, Bambir SH (2010) Pseudobranchial X-cell pseudotumors in young wild and farmed Atlantic cod Gadus morhua in Iceland. Dis Aquat Org 91:83-88. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02248

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