Diseases of Cultured Groupers is one of the outputs from the Regional Fish Disease Project. This book compiles information on various diseases of groupers and was written by the staff of Fish Health Section of SEAFDEC/AQD (Dr. Gilda D. Lio-Po, Dr. Erlinda R. Cruz-Lacierda, Dr. Celia R. Lavilla-Pitogo, Dr. Leobert D. de la Peña, Ms. Eleonor A. Tendencia, Dr. Edgar C. Amar, Dr. Elena S. Catap and Ms. Gregoria E. Erazo-Pagador).

Contents


Chapter 1. Viral Diseases

Chapter 2. Bacterial diseases

Chapter 3. Fungal diseases

Chapter 4. Parasitic diseases

Chapter 5. Nutritional diseases

Chapter 6. Environmental diseases

Recent Submissions

  • Viral diseases 

    Lio-Po, Gilda D.; de la Peña, Leobert D. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2004)
    Some viral infections are serious diseases of groupers causing heavy mortalities. In most cases, larval stages are the most susceptible stage. With the carnivorous nature of groupers, they can readily ingest viral pathogens ...
  • Environmental diseases 

    Erazo-Pagador, Gregoria E.; Cruz-Lacierda, Erlinda R. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2004)
    This chapter focuses on swimbladder stress syndrome and gas bubble disease, the two most common disorders due to adverse environmental conditions.
  • Nutritional diseases 

    Amar, Edgar C.; Lavilla-Pitogo, Celia R. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2004)
    Nutritional diseases of fish may develop as a result of deficiency (undernutrition), excess (overnutrition), or imbalance (malnutrition) of nutrients present in their food. The disease usually develops gradually because ...
  • Parasitic diseases 

    Cruz-Lacierda, Erlinda R.; Erazo-Pagador, Gregoria E. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2004)
    A wide variety of parasitic organisms have been reported as causing significant problems in grouper aquaculture. In the hatchery and nursery stages, parasitic diseases of groupers are caused predominantly by protozoans, ...
  • Bacterial diseases 

    Tendencia, Eleonor A.; Lavilla-Pitogo, Celia R. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2004)
    Bacteria are very common in the aquatic environment. Most bacterial disease agents are part of the normal flora of the water. They cause disease only when the fish are stressed due to poor environmental conditions, inadequate ...
  • Fungal diseases 

    Catap, Elena S.; Lio-Po, Gilda D. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2004)
    The incidence of ichthyophoniosis in groupers (Epinephelus) has been reported in Plectropomus sp. in Singapore and Cromileptes altivelis in Indonesia. It has also been known to infect at least 80 other species of teleost ...
  • Diseases of cultured groupers 

    Nagasawa, Kazuya; Cruz-Lacierda, Erlinda R. (Aquaculture Department, Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, 2004)
    Groupers (Epinephelus) are recognized as economically-important marine fish and abundantly cultured in Southeast Asia for domestic consumption and overseas export. Various diseases occur in grouper aquaculture and frequently ...