Gill and skin flukes of the genus Gyrodactylus. Worldwide distribution and a broad range of hosts. These parasites are small worms with a hook at the end of the body and are vivaparous. Found on skin, sometimes on gills. Size is .5-.8mm.
Early detection and treatment is a must. Correct treatment will completly cure. Please note that parasites leave immediately the body of a dead fish, so examination must be made on living specimens.
Taxonomy and systematics of Gyrodactylus salaris ( Monogenea, Gyrodactylidae) infecting wild populations of Arctic charr ( Salvelinus alpinus ) in Norway
From Department of
Cand. scient. thesis in Zoology by Grethe Robertsen.
Note:- Excellent and exhaustive treatment of the DNA for this important parasite.
Dr. Mo, Tor Atle
Central Veterinary Laboratory