Nematode-Induced Abdominal Distention in the Hawaiian Puffer Fish, Canthigaster jactator (Jenkins)

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1983-01
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Deardorff, Thomas L.
Stanton, Frank G.
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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.
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Deardorff TL, Stanton FG. 1983. Nematode-induced abdominal distention in the Hawaiian puffer fish, Canthigaster jactator (Jenkins). Pac Sci 37(1): 45-47.
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