Vibrio anguillarum is a Gram negative, curved rod bacterium with one polar flagellum. It is an important pathogen of cultured salmonid fish, and causes the disease known as vibriosis or red pest of eels.
Clinical signs and diagnosis
There are multiple haemorrhages in the body and skin changes signifying systemic involvement. Splenomegaly (enlargement of spleen) may be evident in young fish.
Treatment and control
A vaccine against V. anguillarum is available.
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