Aquatic Animal Diseases Significant to Australia: Identification Field Guide 4th Edition

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Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 2012

The field guide aims to help people recognise diseases of significance to aquaculture and fisheries in Australia. This edition incorporates new and updated information gathered from an extensive review of the third edition. It now covers 48 aquatic animal diseases of significance to Australia that affect species of finfish, crustaceans, molluscs and, for the first time, amphibians.

Aquatic Disease Field Guide app

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The field guide is now available as a mobile app. Search and learn about aquatic animal diseases that affect finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and amphibians. The app includes most of the information available from the online version below, and covers the 50 aquatic animal diseases currently on Australia’s National List of Reportable Diseases of Aquatic Animals. The app can be freely downloaded through the App Store (Apple devices), Google Play (Android devices) and Microsoft Store (Windows devices).

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Aquatic Animal Diseases Significant to Australia: Identification Field Guide 4th Edition PDF​ 

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Sections in the guide

Sections of the guide are available to download separately.

User guide

The user guide provides information about the production of this field guide, how to use this field guide and offers principles applicable to the investigation of a suspected disease. Local advice may be obtained by contacting the listed state and territory authorities and using the references and weblinks provided. If you see any unusual signs in aquatic animals play it safe and report it immediately. Don’t worry about how insignificant it may be—small signs may be an early indication of a serious disease problem. The Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline number is 1800 675 888.

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User Guide DOCX DOCX

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Anatomy

The anatomy guides provide basic anatomical terms and descriptions applicable to aquatic animals covered in this field guide including finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and amphibians.

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Finfish PDF

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Finfish DOCX

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Molluscs PDF

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598 KB

Molluscs DOCX

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561 KB

Crustaceans PDF

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Crustaceans DOCX

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Amphibians PDF

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671 LB

Amphibians DOCX

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Diseases of finfish

These guides provide information about finfish diseases considered significant to Australia. The diseases covered are those on Australia’s National List of Reportable Diseases of Aquatic Animals, excluding European catfish virus/European sheatfish virus and Infection with salmonid alphavirus.

Viral diseases of finfish

Bacterial diseases of finfish

Parasitic diseases of finfish

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Gyrodactylosis PDF

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Gyrodactylosis DOCX

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362 KB

Whirling disease PDF

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2.2 MB

Whirling disease DOCX

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1.7 MB

Other diseases of finfish

Diseases of molluscs

These guides provide information about mollusc diseases considered significant to Australia. The diseases covered are those on Australia’s National List of Reportable Diseases of Aquatic Animals, other than Akoya oyster disease, which is no longer listed.

Viral diseases of molluscs

Bacterial diseases of molluscs

Parasitic diseases of molluscs

Other diseases of molluscs

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Akoya oyster disease PDF

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186 KB

Akoya oyster disease DOCX

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203 KB

Diseases of crustaceans

These guides provide information about crustacean diseases considered significant to Australia. The diseases covered are those on Australia’s National List of Reportable Diseases of Aquatic Animals, excluding Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) and Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei.

Viral diseases of crustaceans

Bacterial diseases of crustaceans

Other diseases of crustaceans

Diseases of amphibians

These guides provide information about amphibian diseases considered significant to Australia. The diseases covered are those on Australia’s National List of Reportable Diseases of Aquatic Animals.

Viral diseases of amphibians

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Infection with ranavirus PDF

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Infection with ranavirus DOCX

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Fungal diseases of amphibians

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Infection with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis PDF

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Infection with Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis DOCX

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