Diseases of American lobsters (Homarus americanus)
|Title||Diseases of American lobsters (Homarus americanus): A review|
|Author(s)||Richard J. Cawthorn|
|Journal||Journal of invertebrate pathology,|
|Abstract||The American lobster fishery is a significant economic driver in coastal communities of North America. Increasingly, the impacts of infectious disease are recognized as important components and factors in the population ecology and subsequent management of the lobster fishery. Both environmental and anthropogenic factors impact marine diseases. The review herein highlights aspects of several important bacterial, fungal and protistan diseases, including gaffkemia, shell disease, vibriosis, disease caused by species of Lagenidium, Haliphthoros and Fusarium, paramoebiasis and Bumper Car disease. As the global environment continues to change, these diseases could more severely affect both wild caught and impounded lobsters.|
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