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Leech (Myzobdella lugubris) infestations in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in Back Bay, Virginia, USA.
. 2019 May; 42(5):739-749.

Abstract

Back Bay is an oligohaline, coastal bay in southeast Virginia, USA. Since 2004, leeches have been observed in the oral cavities of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in this body of water. Leeches (Myzobdella lugubris) have previously been documented in the oral cavities of largemouth bass in the Currituck Sound, which is confluent with Back Bay on its southern border. Supplemental stocking of largemouth bass in Back Bay since 2009 has resulted in an increasing population; however, concern exists that leech infestation may be negatively affecting health of larger fish, which are still less abundant than expected. Despite the wide distribution of this leech, there is little available literature regarding its health impacts on hosts. In this study, we examine potential impacts of oral leech infestations on stress markers and haematological parameters of largemouth bass in Back Bay. No significant changes in plasma glucose or cortisol were observed between leech-infested and uninfested fish, and haematological parameters were not significantly different between the groups. Further, there was no evidence of systemic infections associated with leech infestation.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Chesapeake, Virginia.Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30972838

Citation

Pomposini, Amanda, et al. "Leech (Myzobdella Lugubris) Infestations in Largemouth Bass (Micropterus Salmoides) in Back Bay, Virginia, USA." Journal of Fish Diseases, vol. 42, no. 5, 2019, pp. 739-749.
Pomposini A, Blubaugh J, Boyce RC, et al. Leech (Myzobdella lugubris) infestations in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in Back Bay, Virginia, USA. J Fish Dis. 2019;42(5):739-749.
Pomposini, A., Blubaugh, J., Boyce, R. C., & Gauthier, D. T. (2019). Leech (Myzobdella lugubris) infestations in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in Back Bay, Virginia, USA. Journal of Fish Diseases, 42(5), 739-749. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12978
Pomposini A, et al. Leech (Myzobdella Lugubris) Infestations in Largemouth Bass (Micropterus Salmoides) in Back Bay, Virginia, USA. J Fish Dis. 2019;42(5):739-749. PubMed PMID: 30972838.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Leech (Myzobdella lugubris) infestations in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in Back Bay, Virginia, USA. AU - Pomposini,Amanda, AU - Blubaugh,Jonathan, AU - Boyce,Robert Chad, AU - Gauthier,David T, Y1 - 2019/03/08/ PY - 2018/08/13/received PY - 2019/01/15/revised PY - 2019/01/18/accepted PY - 2019/4/12/entrez PY - 2019/4/12/pubmed PY - 2019/5/11/medline KW - Myzobdella lugubris KW - Back Bay KW - largemouth bass KW - leeches KW - parasitism KW - stress response SP - 739 EP - 749 JF - Journal of fish diseases JO - J. Fish Dis. VL - 42 IS - 5 N2 - Back Bay is an oligohaline, coastal bay in southeast Virginia, USA. Since 2004, leeches have been observed in the oral cavities of largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) in this body of water. Leeches (Myzobdella lugubris) have previously been documented in the oral cavities of largemouth bass in the Currituck Sound, which is confluent with Back Bay on its southern border. Supplemental stocking of largemouth bass in Back Bay since 2009 has resulted in an increasing population; however, concern exists that leech infestation may be negatively affecting health of larger fish, which are still less abundant than expected. Despite the wide distribution of this leech, there is little available literature regarding its health impacts on hosts. In this study, we examine potential impacts of oral leech infestations on stress markers and haematological parameters of largemouth bass in Back Bay. No significant changes in plasma glucose or cortisol were observed between leech-infested and uninfested fish, and haematological parameters were not significantly different between the groups. Further, there was no evidence of systemic infections associated with leech infestation. SN - 1365-2761 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30972838/Leech__Myzobdella_lugubris__infestations_in_largemouth_bass__Micropterus_salmoides__in_Back_Bay_Virginia_USA_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/jfd.12978 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -