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Unilateral eye abnormalities in reared Mediterranean gilthead sea bream
  1. J. Carrillo1,
  2. J. Martinez, PhD1,
  3. P. Divanach, PhD2 and
  4. M. Kentouri, PhD2
  1. 1 Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Biology, University of Murcia, Campus Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain
  2. 2 Institute of Marine Biology of Crete, PO Box 2214, 71003 Iraklio, Crete, Greece
  1. Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of Biology, University of Murcia, Campus Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain

Abstract

Eye abnormalities in reared gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) were investigated clinically and by histological techniques. A significant number offish had a cataract in one eye and ocular inflammation including gross exophthalmos. In a small number of fish gas bubbles were observed in the anterior chamber of the eye. Histological examination provided no evidence of an infectious process and a possible behavioural aetiology is discussed.

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