Scale drop syndrome (SDS) in Lates calcarifer [2002 - Ongoing]
2002-Feb-23 to 2013-Dec-23
The pathology of ‘scale drop syndrome’ in Asian seabass, Lates calcarifer Bloch, a first description S Gibson-Kueh1 etal. Journal of Fish Diseases Volume 35, Issue 1, pages 19–27, January 2012.
Viral nervous necrosis (VNN) owing to nodavirus and systemic iridoviral disease are the two most important viral diseases posing a threat to the culture of marine food fish in Asia. ‘Scale drop syndrome’ (SDS) was first reported in L. calcarifer by farmers in Penang, Malaysia.
Forecast from paper:
With the increasing culture of L. calcarifer, SDS is expected to occur more frequently. SDS affects larger more valuable fish and will therefore be associated with greater economic losses.