Parasites of Marine Fish and Cephalopods

A Practical Guide

Authors: Klimpel, S., Kuhn, Th., Münster, J., Dörge, D.D., Klapper, R., Kochmann, J.

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  • Provides a comprehensive and practical guide to the dissection and parasitological examination of marine fish and cephalopods
  • Addresses both theoretical and practical aspects
  • Includes information on fish consumers’ health risks, and on the prevention of human infection through the correct handling of fish products
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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.

About the authors

Sven Klimpel is a Professor of Parasitology and Infection Biology at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main, Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, and at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre. His chief research interests are in the ecology, evolution and host-parasite co-evolution of aquatic (limnic, marine) and terrestrial protozoan/metazoan parasites and pathogens.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Parasites of Marine Fish and Cephalopods
Book Subtitle
A Practical Guide
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-16220-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-16220-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-16218-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 169
Number of Illustrations
77 illustrations in colour
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