A white spot disease-like syndrome in the Pacific blue shrimp (Litopenaeus stylirostris) as a form of bacterial shell disease

Type Article
Date 2000-03
Language English
Author(s) Goarant Cyrille, Brizard Raphael, Marteau Anne-Laure
Affiliation(s) IFREMER Nouvelle Caledonie, Lab Rech Aquacole, Stn Aquaculture St Vincent, Noumea 98845, New Caledonia.
Source Aquaculture (0044-8486) (Elsevier), 2000-03 , Vol. 183 , N. 1-2 , P. 25-30
DOI 10.1016/S0044-8486(99)00284-7
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Keyword(s) New Caledonia, white spot syndrome, Aquaculture, Pathogenic bacteria, Shrimp culture, Crustaceans, Diseases, Litopenaeus stylirostris
Abstract In May 1997, some white lesions evoking the white spot syndrome disease were observed in Litopenaeus stylirostris broodstock in New Caledonia. The occurrence of these lesions was neither associated with mortality, nor with histological evidence of white spot syndrome baculovirus (WSBV), The evidence suggests that these lesions result from a form of bacterial disease and are associated with an increased bacterial flora on the outer surface of the cuticle, as well as an increased incidence throughout the molt cycle. A microscopic observation of these lesions allows them to be differentiated from WSBV-associated lesions.
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