University of Tasmania
Browse
saville-kent-observations-acclimatisation-salmon-1887.pdf (746.34 kB)

Observations on the acclimatisation of the true salmon (Salmo salar), in Tasmanian waters, and upon the reported salmon disease at the breeding establishment on the River Plenty.

Download (746.34 kB)
journal contribution
posted on 2023-11-22, 08:35 authored by William Saville-Kent
The disease, as I recognised immediately upon reading the announcement referred to, is one prevalent among the fish to a greater or less degree at every breeding season, and is caused, by the growth upon some wounded or abraded surface of the fishes skin of a species of aquatic fungus, known technically by the name of Saprolegnia ferax. From the point first attacked the fungus gradually invades and disintegrates the surrounding tissues, living at the expense of and absorbing all their nutrient juices and ultimately, it not eradicated, destroys the fishes life.

History

Publication title

Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania

Pagination

54-66

Rights statement

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania..

Usage metrics

    Royal Society of Tasmania

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports

    RefWorks
    BibTeX
    Ref. manager
    Endnote
    DataCite
    NLM
    DC