Aquatic Animal Diseases Significant to Australia: Identification Field Guide 5th Edition

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Australian Government Department of Agriculture, 2019

The field guide aims to help people recognise diseases of significance to aquaculture and fisheries in Australia. This edition incorporates new and updated information gathered from an extensive review of the fourth edition. It now covers 53 aquatic animal diseases of significance to Australia that affect species of finfish, crustaceans, molluscs  and amphibians.

Aquatic Disease Field Guide app

Aquatic Disease Field Guide app logo

The field guide is also available as a mobile app. Search and learn about aquatic animal diseases that affect finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and amphibians. The app can be freely downloaded through the App Store (Apple devices), Google Play (Android devices).

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Aquatic Animal Diseases Significant to Australia: Identification Field Guide 5th Edition PDF​ 

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Aquatic Animal Diseases Significant to Australia: Identification Field Guide 5th Edition DOCX

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Sections in the guide

Sections of the guide are available to download separately.

User guide

The user guide provides information about the production of this field guide, how to use this field guide and offers principles applicable to the investigation of a suspected disease. Local advice may be obtained by contacting the listed state and territory authorities and using the references and weblinks provided. If you see any unusual signs in aquatic animals play it safe and report it immediately. Don’t worry about how insignificant it may be—small signs may be an early indication of a serious disease problem. The Emergency Animal Disease Watch Hotline number is 1800 675 888.

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User Guide PDF

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User Guide DOCX

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Anatomy

The anatomy guides provide basic anatomical terms and descriptions applicable to aquatic animals covered in this field guide including finfish, molluscs, crustaceans and amphibians.

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Finfish anatomy PDF

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Finfish anatomy DOCX

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Molluscs anatomy PDF

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Molluscs anatomy DOCX

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Crustaceans anatomy PDF

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Crustaceans anatomy DOCX

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Amphibians anatomy PDF

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Amphibians anatomy DOCX

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Diseases of finfish

These guides provide information about finfish diseases considered significant to Australia. The diseases covered are those on Australia’s National List of Reportable Diseases of Aquatic Animals.

Viral diseases of finfish

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Channel catfish virus disease PDF

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Channel catfish virus disease DOCX

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Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis PDF

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Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis DOCX

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European catfish virus European sheatfish PDF

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European catfish virus European sheatfish DOCX

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Grouper iridoviral disease PDF

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1 MB

Grouper iridoviral disease DOCX

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Infection with HPR-deleted or HPR0 infectious salmon anaemia virus PDF

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804 KB

Infection with HPR-deleted or HPR0 infectious salmon anaemia virus DOCX

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Infection with infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus (ISKNV)-like viruses PDF

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Infection with infectious spleen and kidney necrosis virus (ISKNV)-like viruses DOCX

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Infection with salmonid alphavirus PDF

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Infection with salmonid alphavirus DOCX

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Infectious haematopoietic necrosis PDF

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Infectious haematopoietic necrosis DOCX

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Infectious pancreatic necrosis PDF

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Infectious pancreatic necrosis DOCX

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Koi herpesvirus disease PDF

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Koi herpesvirus disease DOCX

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Red sea bream iridoviral disease PDF

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Red sea bream iridoviral disease DOCX

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Spring viraemia of carp PDF

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Spring viraemia of carp DOCX

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Tilapia lake virus disease PDF

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Tilapia lake virus disease DOCX

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Viral encephalopathy and retinopathy PDF

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Viral encephalopathy and retinopathy DOCX

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Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia PDF

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Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia DOCX

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Bacterial diseases of finfish

Parasitic diseases of finfish

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Infection with Gyrodactylosis salaris PDF

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Infection with Gyrodactylosis salaris DOCX

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Whirling disease PDF

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Whirling disease DOCX

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Other diseases of finfish

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Infection with Aphanomyces invadans PDF

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Infection with Aphanomyces invadans DOCX

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Diseases of molluscs

These guides provide information about mollusc diseases considered significant to Australia. The diseases covered are those on Australia’s National List of Reportable Diseases of Aquatic Animals.

Viral diseases of molluscs

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Abalone viral ganglioneuritis PDF

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Abalone viral ganglioneuritis DOCX

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Infection with Ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant PDF

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Infection with Ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant DOCX

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Iridoviroses PDF

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Iridoviroses DOCX

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Bacterial diseases of molluscs

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Infection with Xenohaliotis californiensis PDF

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Infection with Xenohaliotis californiensis DOCX

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Parasitic diseases of molluscs

Diseases of crustaceans

These guides provide information about crustacean diseases considered significant to Australia. The diseases covered are those on Australia’s National List of Reportable Diseases of Aquatic Animals.

Viral diseases of crustaceans

Bacterial diseases of crustaceans

Parasitic diseases of crustaceans

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Infection with Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei PDF

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Infection with Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei DOCX

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Other diseases of crustaceans

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Infection with Aphanomyces astaci PDF

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Infection with Aphanomyces astaci DOCX

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Monodon slow growth syndrome PDF

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Monodon slow growth syndrome DOCX

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Diseases of amphibians

These guides provide information about amphibian diseases considered significant to Australia. The diseases covered are those on Australia’s National List of Reportable Diseases of Aquatic Animals.

Viral diseases of amphibians

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Infection with ranavirus PDF

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Infection with ranavirus DOCX

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Fungal diseases of amphibians

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Last reviewed: 27 November 2019
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