Title

Bacterial flora of hemolymph from red swamp crawfish, Procambarus clarkii (Girard), from commercial ponds

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-15-1986

Abstract

Bacteria were present in the hemolymph of 41% (664 of 1560) of crawfish sampled from commercial crawfish ponds. Bacterial genera isolated included Acinetobacter, Aeromonas, Arthrobacter, Bacillus, Corynebacterium, Flavobacterium, Pseudomonas, and Vibrio. Bacterial incidence correlated positively with chlorophyll a and bottom water temperature. Statistical analysis of the data indicated a highly significant correlation between bacterial incidence and temperature (P ≥ 0.01), with bacterial incidence increasing significantly when temperatures exceeded 24°C and with bacterial numbers within individual crawfish increasing significantly when temperatures exceeded 28°C. © 1986.

Publication Source (Journal or Book title)

Aquaculture

First Page

161

Last Page

165

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