Merck Manual

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Common Parasitic Diseases of Selected Fish Orders and Families

Common Parasitic Diseases of Selected Fish Orders and Families

Parasite

Cyprinidae

Characiformes

Loricariidae

Cichlidae

Poeciliidae

Osphronemidae

Ciliates

Ichthyophthirius (Ich)

Chilodonella

Tetrahymena

Flagellates

Ichthyobodo

Piscinoodinium

Spironucleus

Cryptobia

Coccidia

Myxozoans

Cestodes

Monogeneans

Gyrodactylids

Ancyrocephalids

Dactylogyrids

Nematodes

Note:Susceptibility of specific families of fish to specific pathogens is implied; however, the absence of mention of a specific pathogen does not mean that other families of fish are not susceptible.