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Parasites of Marine Fish and Cephalopods

A Practical Guide

  • Sven Klimpel
  • Thomas Kuhn
  • Julian Münster
  • Dorian D. Dörge
  • Regina Klapper
  • Judith Kochmann
Textbook

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sven Klimpel, Thomas Kuhn, Julian Münster, Dorian D. Dörge, Regina Klapper, Judith Kochmann
    Pages 1-14
  3. Sven Klimpel, Thomas Kuhn, Julian Münster, Dorian D. Dörge, Regina Klapper, Judith Kochmann
    Pages 15-27
  4. Sven Klimpel, Thomas Kuhn, Julian Münster, Dorian D. Dörge, Regina Klapper, Judith Kochmann
    Pages 29-76
  5. Sven Klimpel, Thomas Kuhn, Julian Münster, Dorian D. Dörge, Regina Klapper, Judith Kochmann
    Pages 77-147
  6. Sven Klimpel, Thomas Kuhn, Julian Münster, Dorian D. Dörge, Regina Klapper, Judith Kochmann
    Pages 149-155
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 157-169

About this book

Introduction

This textbook provides a comprehensive, reliable and practical guide to the dissection and parasitological examination of marine fish and cephalopods. The first part provides a general introduction, presenting basic information on: parasitology, ecology of the marine environment, history and methods of fisheries and aquaculture, as well as the ecology of marine fish and cephalopods and the impact of parasites on hosts. In turn, the second part provides general information on the morphology and anatomy of marine fish and cephalopods using the example of abundant morphotypes (including e.g. habitus photos of the body cavity and internal organs). The third part covers the relevant parasitic groups, their ecology (e.g. lifecycles, transmission), related diseases, and detection. The fourth part, a comprehensive methods section, provides essential protocols and applications of common dissection methods (for roundfish, flatfish and cephalopods) and stomach content analyses, as well as parasite preservation, preparation and molecular identification. Basic calculations of the most common infection and ecological parameters are also introduced. The book’s fifth and final part provides information on health risks associated with fish and cephalopod consumption, as well as the prevention of human infection through the correct handling and processing of fish samples. The appendix provides e.g. blank sheets for recording fish dissections and parasitological examinations.

Keywords

Aquatic Parasitology Correct Handling and Processing of Fisheries Products Fish and Cephalopod Dissection Fish and Cephalopod Parasitological Examination Fishery and Aquaculture Impact of Pathogens on Fish Processing Industry

Authors and affiliations

  • Sven Klimpel
    • 1
  • Thomas Kuhn
    • 2
  • Julian Münster
    • 3
  • Dorian D. Dörge
    • 4
  • Regina Klapper
    • 5
  • Judith Kochmann
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research CentreGoethe-UniversityFrankfurtGermany
  2. 2.GeldernGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research CentreGoethe-UniversityFrankfurtGermany
  4. 4.Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research CentreGoethe-UniversityFrankfurtGermany
  5. 5.Department of Safety and Quality of Milk and Fish ProductsMax Rubner-InstituteHamburgGermany
  6. 6.Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research CentreGoethe-UniversityFrankfurtGermany

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