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Introduction and spread of non-native parasites with Silurus glanis L. (Teleostei: Siluridae) in UK fisheries

Citation
Reading A, Britton JR, Davies GD, Shinn A & Williams CF (2012) Introduction and spread of non-native parasites with Silurus glanis L. (Teleostei: Siluridae) in UK fisheries. Journal of Helminthology, 86 (04), pp. 510-513. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X11000642

Abstract
Despite growing concern of the ecological risks posed by the European catfish Siluris glanis L. in freshwater fisheries, little information exists on the parasite fauna of this silurid catfish in Britain. Parasitological examinations of released S. glanis from four still-water fisheries in England revealed the presence of Thaparocleidus vistulensis (Siwak, 1932) and Ergasilus sieboldi (Nordmann, 1832), both non-native parasites, the latter known to be an important fish pathogen. This represents the first record of T. vistulensis from British freshwater fish. The human-assisted movement of S. glanis between UK recreational still-water fisheries provides a clear avenue for the introduction and spread of non-native parasites.

Keywords
; Fish, fishing and fisheries; Fish culture; Fishery mangement; Fishes Diseases

Journal
Journal of Helminthology: Volume 86, Issue 04

StatusPublished
Author(s)Reading, Amy; Britton, John Robert; Davies, Gareth D; Shinn, Andrew; Williams, Chris F
Publication date31/12/2012
Publication date online01/12/2011
Date accepted by journal18/10/2011
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/9804
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0022-149X
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