Scale drop syndrome (SDS) in Lates calcarifer [2002 - Ongoing]

Sites: 
AH
Status: 
Potential
Dates: 
2002-Feb-23 to 2013-Dec-23
Description: 

See:

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.

Excerpt:

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.