Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India

Volume 43 Issue 1&2

Heavy mortalities in larvae of Penaeus monodon in hatcheries of Kakinada and Visakhapatnam coasts due to Fusarium sp. and Vibriosis

J. Siva Kumari and K. Ramesh Babu

Infection with luminescence bacteria in conjunction with fungal organism Fusarium sp. Is prevalent in larvae of mysis and post larvae of P. monodon in hatcheries. Histopathological studies revealed the presence of Fusarium sp. in hepatopancreas of infected larvae. Histolytic secretions of macroconidiophores of Fusarium sp. destroyed carapace which developed into dome like structure to accommodate the outer extension of Fusarium sp. Though Vibriosis sp. could be treated with antibiotics, Fusarium caused heavy mortalities

Date : 30-12-2001