A mycosis in cultured American lobsters, Homarus americanus, is described. The causative agent, a pigment-producing Fusarium sp., was isolated from diseased lobsters from an experimental "lobster farm" in New York. Affected lobsters had "black spots" of various sizes on the exoskeleton and appendages and brownish discoloration of the gills. Hyphae and conidia of the Fusarium sp. were present in or on these lesions.
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- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics