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James F. Munro 905133mu at udcf.gla.ac.uk
Wed Nov 8 12:45:57 EST 1995

ssterner at unlinfo.unl.edu (Mauritz Sterner III) wrote:
> In message <47mhad$5it$1 at mhade.production.compuserve.com>, Clare Starrett 
> <70742.235 at CompuServe.COM> writes:
> >Over the past 4 weeks we have been experiencing a massive 
> >fish-kill involving only catfish.  They are washing up onto the 
> >beaches in West Central Florida.  Dead fish are seen daily 
> >floating in the Gulf of Mexico and in Tampa Bay.  The local news 
> >and weather people in Bradenton and Sarasota say that the cause 
> >is "unknown" and that "not much is known about catfish" however 
> >scientists suspect that it is a "parasite."  Does anyone out 
> >there know of epidemics in saltwater catfish?
> There have been freshwater dieoff of catfish associated with amyxozoan parasite 
> located on the gills.  Has anyone checked for these parasites?
> >
> >-- 
> >Clare Starrett,  Bradenton, FL
> ><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
> Skip Sterner, Collection Manager 
> HW Manter Laboratory of Parasitology
> Division of Parasitology
> W-529 Nebraska Hall
> University of Nebraska State Museum
> University of Nebraska-Lincoln
> Lincoln, NE 68588-0514
> Tel: 402-472-3334
> Fax: 402-472-8949
> e-mail:  ssterner at unlinfo.unl.ed
The term "catfish" is used to describe hundreds of often
distantly-related species of  fish. The best thing would be to find 
which species of catfish you have there. 
James Munro
Glasgow University

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