Perkinsus sp. (Apicomplexa) in farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
Cawthorn, Richard J.Backman, S.O'Halloran, J.Mitchell, H.Groman, David B.Speare, David J.
Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada
Pathology and Microbiology
This paper presents an overview of perkinsiosis in Salmo salar farmed in the Bay of Fundy, Canada, including information on the systematics of Perkinsus parasites, infection and disease caused by Perkinsus, lesions associated with the parasite in smolt and growout (market weight) salmon, differential diagnoses and ongoing and future studies..