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infection with Marteilia refringens

Summary

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  • 19 November 2019
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Animal Disease
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • infection with Marteilia refringens
  • Overview
  • Marteilia refringens is a paramyxean parasite infecting the digestive system of several bivalve species, including European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) and Mediterranean mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis). The parasite...

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • infection with Marteilia refringens

International Common Names

  • English: aber disease; digestive gland disease of the European oyster; Marteilia refringens/maurini infection of mussels; marteiliasis of mussels; marteiliosis; marteiliosis of mussels; marteiliosis of oysters
  • French: marteiliose

Overview

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Marteilia refringens is a paramyxean parasite infecting the digestive system of several bivalve species, including European flat oysters (Ostrea edulis) and Mediterranean mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis). The parasite induces physiological disorders and often death of the animal and is responsible for significant losses in the European shellfish industry (Berthe et al., 2004; Balseiro et al., 2007).

This disease is on the list of diseases notifiable to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). For further information on this disease from OIE, see the website: www.oie.int

Distribution

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Countries reporting infection with Marteilia refringens include Spain (Gutierrez, 1977López-Sanmartín et al., 2015), France (Arzul et al., 2014), Greece (Rayyan et al., 2006), Italy (Serracca et al., 2014), Croatia (Zrncic´ et al., 2001), Morocco (Bhaby et al., 2013), Portugal (López-Sanmartín et al., 2015), Slovenia (Gombac et al., 2014), Tunisia (Elgharsalli et al., 2013) and the UK (Murray et al., 2012).

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Last updated: 10 Jan 2020

References

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Arzul I; Chollet B; Boyer S; Bonnet D; Gaillard J; Baldi Y; Robert M; Joly J; Garcia C; Bouchoucha M, 2014. Contribution to the understanding of the cycle of the protozoan parasite Marteilia refringens. Parasitology, 141(2):227-240. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=par

Balseiro P; Montes A; Ceschia G; Gestal C; Novoa B; Figueras A, 2007. Molecular epizootiology of the European Marteilia spp., infecting mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis and M. edulis) and oysters (Ostrea edulis): an update. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists, 27(4):148-156. http://www.eafp.org

Berthe FCJ; Le Roux F; Adlard RD; Figueras A, 2004. Marteiliosis in mollusks: a review. Aquatic living resources, 17(4):433-448.

Bhaby S; Belhsen OK; Errhif A; Tojo N, 2013. Seasonal dynamics of parasites on Mediterranean mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) and ecological determinants of the infections in southern Alboran area, Morocco. International Journal of Parasitology Research, 5(1):116-121. http://bioinfopublication.org/files/articles/5_1_2_IJPR.pdf

Elgharsalli R; Aloui-Bejaoui N; Salah H; Chollet B; Joly JP; Robert M; Couraleau Y; Arzul I, 2013. Characterization of the protozoan parasite Marteilia refringens infecting the dwarf oyster Ostrea stentina in Tunisia. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 112(2):175-183. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201112002728

Gombac M; Kusar D; Ocepek M; Pogacnik M; Arzul I; Couraleau Y; Jencic V, 2014. Marteiliosis in mussels: a rare disease? Journal of Fish Diseases, 37(9):805-814. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2761

Gutierrez M, 1977. A note on marteiliasis in the mussel, Mytilus edulis (L.) of the north-eastern coast of Spain. (Nota sobre marteiliasis en el mejillon Mytilus edulis (L.), de la costa Noroeste de Espana.) Investigacion Pesquera, 41(3):637-642.

López-Sanmartín M; Batista FM; Marín Mdel C; Garrido I; Quintero D; Grade A; Ruano F; Herrán Rde la; Navas JI, 2015. Detection of Marteilia refringens infecting the European flat oyster Ostrea edulis and the dwarf oyster Ostrea stentina in southern Portugal and Spain. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 130:52-55. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201115001287

Murray AG; Marcos-Lopez M; Collet B; Munro LA, 2012. A review of the risk posed to Scottish mollusc aquaculture from Bonamia, Marteilia and oyster herpesvirus. Aquaculture, 370/371:7-13. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004484861200590X

OIE Handistatus, 2005. World Animal Health Publication and Handistatus II (data set for 2004). Paris, France: Office International des Epizooties.

OIE, 2009. World Animal Health Information Database - Version: 1.4. World Animal Health Information Database. Paris, France: World Organisation for Animal Health. http://www.oie.int

Rayyan A; Damianidis P; Antoniadou C; Chintiroglou CC, 2006. Protozoan parasites in cultured mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis in the Thermaikos Gulf (north Aegean Sea, Greece). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 70(3):251-254.

Serracca L; Prearo M; Rossini I; Battistini R; Corsi M; Ercolini C, 2014. Four-year surveillance of Marteilia refringens in shellfish farms in the Gulf of La Spezia (Liguria, Italy). Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 14(4):893-896. http://www.trjfas.org/pdf/issue_14_04/0407.pdf

Zrncic S; Roux Fle; Oraic D; Sostaric B; Berthe FCJ, 2001. First record of Marteilia sp. in mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis in Croatia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 44(2):143-148.

Distribution References

Arzul I, Chollet B, Boyer S, Bonnet D, Gaillard J, Baldi Y, Robert M, Joly J, Garcia C, Bouchoucha M, 2014. Contribution to the understanding of the cycle of the protozoan parasite Marteilia refringens. Parasitology. 141 (2), 227-240. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=par DOI:10.1017/S0031182013001418

Bhaby S, Belhsen O K, Errhif A, Tojo N, 2013. Seasonal dynamics of parasites on Mediterranean mussels (Mytilus galloprovincialis) and ecological determinants of the infections in southern Alboran area, Morocco. International Journal of Parasitology Research. 5 (1), 116-121. http://bioinfopublication.org/files/articles/5_1_2_IJPR.pdf

Elgharsalli R, Aloui-Bejaoui N, Salah H, Chollet B, Joly J P, Robert M, Couraleau Y, Arzul I, 2013. Characterization of the protozoan parasite Marteilia refringens infecting the dwarf oyster Ostrea stentina in Tunisia. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 112 (2), 175-183. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201112002728 DOI:10.1016/j.jip.2012.11.004

Gombač M, Kušar D, Ocepek M, Pogačnik M, Arzul I, Couraleau Y, Jenčič V, 2014. Marteiliosis in mussels: a rare disease? Journal of Fish Diseases. 37 (9), 805-814. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1365-2761 DOI:10.1111/jfd.12174

López-Sanmartín M, Batista F M, Marín M del C, Garrido I, Quintero D, Grade A, Ruano F, Herrán R de la, Navas J I, 2015. Detection of Marteilia refringens infecting the European flat oyster Ostrea edulis and the dwarf oyster Ostrea stentina in southern Portugal and Spain. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 52-55. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022201115001287 DOI:10.1016/j.jip.2015.07.003

Murray A G, Marcos-Lopez M, Collet B, Munro L A, 2012. A review of the risk posed to Scottish mollusc aquaculture from Bonamia, Marteilia and oyster herpesvirus. Aquaculture. 7-13. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004484861200590X DOI:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.09.033

OIE, 2009. World Animal Health Information Database - Version: 1.4., Paris, France: World Organisation for Animal Health. https://www.oie.int/

Rayyan A, Damianidis P, Antoniadou C, Chintiroglou C C, 2006. Protozoan parasites in cultured mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis in the Thermaikos Gulf (north Aegean Sea, Greece). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 70 (3), 251-254. DOI:10.3354/dao070251

Serracca L, Prearo M, Rossini I, Battistini R, Corsi M, Ercolini C, 2014. Four-year surveillance of Marteilia refringens in shellfish farms in the Gulf of La Spezia (Liguria, Italy). Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 14 (4), 893-896. http://www.trjfas.org/pdf/issue_14_04/0407.pdf

Zrnčić S, Roux F le, Oraić D, Šoštarić B, Berthe F C J, 2001. First record of Marteilia sp. in mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis in Croatia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 44 (2), 143-148. DOI:10.3354/dao044143

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