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Diseases of Aquatic Organisms

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DAO 48:209-212 (2002)  -  doi:10.3354/dao048209

Parasites of wild sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax from Norway

Erik Sterud*

National Veterinary Institute, PO Box 8156, Dep., 0033 Oslo, Norway

ABSTRACT: Thirteen wild sea bass from the Oslo fjord in south-eastern Norway were examined for parasites. Nineteen species were found, comprising 5 protozoans, 1 monogenean, 8 digeneans, 1 cestode, 2 nematodes and 2 crustaceans. Based on the similarity to the parasitic fauna of Mediterranean sea bass, it is predicted that sea bass farmers in Northern Europe will experience the same parasite problems as sea bass farmers in warmer regions.

KEY WORDS: Aquaculture · Fish farming · Parasitic diseases

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