Gas-bubble disease in the brown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus)

D. V. Lightner, B. R. Salser, R. S. Wheeler

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Gas-bubble disease in larval and juvenile brown shrimp (Penaeus aztecus) is described. Stage II protozoeal, larval brown shrimp developed the disease after being placed in water warmed in a closed heater that did not allow excess gas to escape. Juvenile brown shrimp developed gas-bubble disease after being held in a pressure tank for 35 h. The pressure in the tank had been maintained at 2 585 mm Hg with compressed air. The implications of the finding that shrimp are susceptible to gas-bubble disease are discussed in relation to shrimp culture activities, particularly those that use heated water.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-84
Number of pages4
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1974
Externally publishedYes

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  • Aquatic Science


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