Movement of sea mullet Mugil cephalus as indicated by a parasite

Lester, R. J., Rawlinson, S. E. and Weaver, L. C. (2009) Movement of sea mullet Mugil cephalus as indicated by a parasite. Fisheries Research, 96 2-3: 129-132. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2008.10.006

Author Lester, R. J.
Rawlinson, S. E.
Weaver, L. C.
Title Movement of sea mullet Mugil cephalus as indicated by a parasite
Formatted title
Movement of sea mullet Mugil cephalus as indicated by a parasite
Journal name Fisheries Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0165-7836
Publication date 2009-03
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.fishres.2008.10.006
Volume 96
Issue 2-3
Start page 129
End page 132
Total pages 4
Place of publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2009
Language eng
Subject C1
060599 Microbiology not elsewhere classified
830204 Wild Caught Fin Fish (excl. Tuna)
Formatted abstract
Most sea mullet in SE Queensland have numerous brown patches over the surface of the intestine. These are the remains of eggs of the blood fluke Plethorchis acanthus. Adult parasites are rarely found and when they occur are not within blood vessels but on the surface of the viscera over which they crawl as they lay their eggs. Infections apparently originate when fish are juveniles in fresh water. The abundance of the parasite in SE Queensland and the absence of the parasite from mullet further south indicates that the wave of fish that appears to move up the coast in the autumn may be an illusion. The parasite data suggest that large numbers of fish are not moving from northern NSW into SE Queensland. It is more likely that the apparent seasonal wave is caused by fish sequentially leaving local estuaries for the sea as the temperature drops in autumn.
Keyword Mugil
Parasite tag
Blood fluke
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Available online 31 October 2008.

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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