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PicturesTop of page
IdentityTop of page
Preferred Scientific Name
- Gyrodactylus salaris
Taxonomic TreeTop of page
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Metazoa
- Phylum: Platyhelminthes
- Class: Trematoda
- Subclass: Monogenea
- Family: Gyrodactylidae
- Genus: Gyrodactylus
- Species: Gyrodactylus salaris
Distribution TableTop of page
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.
Pathogen CharacteristicsTop of page
Morphology. General anatomy as other gyrodactylids. The shape and size of marginal hooklets, ventral bar and hamuli are species-characteristic. The size of these varies dependent on temperature during development (Mo, 1991a, 1991b).
Microhabitat. The parasite occurs preferentially on fins, to some extent on the body skin, cornea and nostrils but may also be found rarely in the gill apparatus.
Life cycle. The parasite is viviparous and three generations (parent individual with embryo-bearing offspring in the uterus) may be seen in one parasite.
Habitat ListTop of page
Host AnimalsTop of page
|Animal name||Context||Life stage||System|
|Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout)|
|Salmo salar (Atlantic salmon)|
|Salvelinus alpinus (Arctic charr)||Aquatic: Adult||Open water systems/Enhancements and culture-based fisheries (inc. ranching and stock enhacement)|
|Salvelinus fontinalis (brook trout)|
|Thymallus thymallus (grayling)||Wild host||Aquatic: Adult|
ReferencesTop of page
Mo TA, 1991. Seasonal variations of opisthaptoral hard parts of Gyrodactylus salaris Malmberg, 1957 (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) on parr of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. in the river Batnfjordselva, Norway. Systematic Parasitology, 19(3):231-240.
Mo TA, 1991. Variations of opisthaptoral hard parts of Gyrodactylus salaris Malmberg, 1957 (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) on parr of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. in laboratory experiments. Systematic Parasitology, 20(1):11-19.
Distribution MapsTop of page
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