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Title: Introduction and spread of non-native parasites with Silurus glanis L. (Teleostei: Siluridae) in UK fisheries
Authors: Reading, Amy
Britton, John Robert
Davies, Gareth D
Shinn, Andrew
Williams, Chris F
Contact Email: a.p.shinn@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: Dec-2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
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.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/9804
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0022149X11000642
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Affiliation: Environment Agency
Bournemouth University
Environment Agency
Aquaculture
Environment Agency

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