A tumorlike papilliform growth in the brown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus)

Albert K. Sparks, Donald V. Lightner

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A brown shrimp, Penaeus aztecus, from an experimental pond of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Marine Laboratory at Palacios, Texas, possessed a papilliform tumorlike growth on the right ventrolateral aspect of the sixth abdominal segment. Gross and histological study revealed the lesion to be confluent with the carapace, epidermis, and subepidermal connective tissue. The growth, tentatively diagnosed as a benign neoplasm, consists of grossly hypertrophied and normal tissue elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-212
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Sep 1973
Externally publishedYes

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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