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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.

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Saville-Kent, William (1887) 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. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 54-66.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 54-66
Additional Information: 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.
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 05:16
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:45
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/15662
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