Cultured fish species affected by red sea bream iridoviral disease from 1991 to 1995.
Matsuoka, S., Inouye, K. & Nakajima, K.
Occurrences of red seabream iridoviral disease (RSIVD) in cultured marine fishes were investigated. The infection was identified by using the Giemsa staining method and/or indirect immunofluorescence test with a monoclonal antibody against red seabream iridovirus (RSIV). In total RSIVD was found in 20 cultured marine fish species in 17 prefectures located in south-western Japan from 1991 to 1995. Infected fishes include 18 Perciformes, 1 Pleuronectiformes (Paralichthys olivaceus) and 1 Tetraodontiformes (Takifugu rubripes).