Journal of the Graduate School of Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University Volume 53
2014-12-25 発行

Prevalence of skin pseudotumors in three species of pleuronectids in Notsuke Bay, Hokkaido, northern Japan

北海道野付湾産カレイ類3種における皮膚偽腫瘍の発生状況
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Pleuronectes schrenki has been reported to bear skin pseudotumors in Notsuke Bay, Hokkaido, northern Japan, but the past identification of the fish from this bay has remained uncertain. Thus, pleuronectids were collected from the bay and, after exactly identified, they were examined for the presence of skin pseudotumors. Three species of the genus Pleuronectes (P. schrenki, P. obscurus, and P. pinnifasciatus) were collected, and prevalence of skin pseudotumors varied between these species. The disease was most frequently found in P. obscurus, but was very rare in P. schrenki and P. pinnifasciatus, which suggests that the fish reported previously as P. schrenki from the bay were not the species but P. obscurus. In P. obscurus, prevalence of the disease was lower in larger fish (150–236mm in standard length [SL]) than in smaller fish (65–149 mm SL).
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Notsuke Bay
Pleuronectes obscurus
Pleuronectes pinnifasciatus
Pleuronectes schrenki
pleuronectids
skin pseudotumors
カレイ類
クロガシラガレイ
クロガレイ
トウガレイ
野付湾
皮膚偽腫瘍