Catalogue Type
Livestock, Poultry and Fish Diseases Catalogue
Scientific Name
Branchiomyces demigrans and B. sanguinis.
Distinguishing Characters
The tubules of fungus grow into the respiratory epithelium of the gills, causing inflammation and damage to their blood vessels.
Infect the gill tissue of fish
The blood supply is stopped to the infected area.
Necrosis of gill filaments
Fish may appear lethargic
Seen gulping air at the water surface (or piping).
Gills appear striated or marbled with the pale areas representing infected and dying tissue.
Photo of Pathogen
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