Monopterus albus
Monopterus albus
(Asian Swamp Eel)
Fishes
Exotic

Impact ID2470
Impact TypeDisease/Parasites/Toxicity
Study TypeObservational
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionExamination of the gastrointestinal tracts and associated tissues of swamp eels (M. albus) imported from Vietnam and present in a U.S. retail food market revealed that 18 (95%) contained macroparasites. The 394 individual parasites recovered included a mix of nematodes, acanthocephalans, cestodes, digeneans, and pentastomes.
Reference20921
Great Lakes RegionNo
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