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Nematode-Induced Abdominal Distention in the Hawaiian Puffer Fish, Canthigaster jactator (Jenkins)
|Title:||Nematode-Induced Abdominal Distention in the Hawaiian Puffer Fish, Canthigaster jactator (Jenkins)|
|Authors:||Deardorff, Thomas L.|
Stanton, Frank G.
|Issue Date:||Jan 1983|
|Publisher:||University of Hawai'i Press|
|Citation:||Deardorff TL, Stanton FG. 1983. Nematode-induced abdominal distention in the Hawaiian puffer fish, Canthigaster jactator (Jenkins). Pac Sci 37(1): 45-47.|
|Abstract:||A heavy infection in the body cavity of two sharp-nosed puffer
fish, Canthigaster jactator, by a nematode, Philometra sp. , is reported. The large
number and size of the nematodes caused a conspicuous protrusion of the
abdomen in both fish. Other infected specimens of C. jactator were observed in
the water s of Kaneohe Bay, Oahu, Hawaii.
|Appears in Collections:||Pacific Science Volume 37, Number 1, 1983|
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