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Handbook of Pathogens and Diseases in Cephalopods

Editors: Gestal, C., Pascual, S., Guerra, A., Fiorito, G., Vieites, J.M. (Eds.)

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  • Includes a comprehensive overview of the pathologies observed in wild and aquarium-maintained cephalopods
  • Presents fundamental aspects of the anatomical and histological structures of cephalopods
  • Features the identification of different pathogens, histopathologies and diagnosis of diseases in cephalopods
  • Useful for marine pathologists, parasitologists, veterinarians and those involved in fishery sanitary assessment, aquarium maintenance and aquaculture practice
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About this book

The aim of this open access book is to facilitate the identification and description of the different organs as well as pathogens and diseases affecting the most representative species of cephalopods focussed on Sepia officinalis, Loligo vulgaris and Octopus vulgaris. These species are valuable ‘morphotype’ models and belong to the taxonomic groups Sepioidea, Myopsida and Octopoda, which include most of the species with a high market value and aquaculture potential. The study is based on photographs at macroscopic and histological level in order to illustrate the role of the most important pathogens and related diseases from the view of a pathological diagnosis. The reader is able to familiarize with functional anatomy, necropsy and general histology of adults and paralarvae, as well as with the identification of different pathogens and pathologies. This work is thus an invaluable guide for the diagnosis of cephalopod diseases. Besides including pathogens for non-European cephalopod species, it also provides a useful contribution encouraging marine pathologists, parasitologists, veterinarians and those involved in fishery sanitary assessments, aquarium maintenance and aquaculture practices aiming to increase their knowledge about the pathology of cephalopods.


About the authors

Camino Gestal, Aquatic Molecular Pathobiology Group, Institute of Marine Research (IIM-CSIC), Vigo, Spain

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-4

    Gestal, Camino (et al.)

  • Importance of Cephalopod Health and Welfare for the Commercial Sector

    Pages 5-7

    Vieites, Juan M. (et al.)

  • Functional Anatomy: Macroscopic Anatomy and Post-mortem Examination

    Pages 11-38

    Guerra, Ángel

  • Functional Histology: The Tissues of Common Coleoid Cephalopods

    Pages 39-85

    Anadón, Ramón

  • Tissues of Paralarvae and Juvenile Cephalopods

    Pages 87-109

    Fernández-Gago, Raquel (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook  
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11330-8
  • This book is an open access book, you can download it for free on link.springer.com
Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11329-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Institutional customers should get in touch with their account manager
  • Covid-19 shipping restrictions
  • Usually ready to be dispatched within 3 to 5 business days, if in stock
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Pathogens and Diseases in Cephalopods
Editors
  • Camino Gestal
  • Santiago Pascual
  • Angel Guerra
  • Graziano Fiorito
  • Juan Manuel Vieites
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11330-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11330-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11329-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 230
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 150 illustrations in colour
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