Attention VA anglers. I'm in search of a relatively rare parasite from Spanish mackerel and need some help finding some infected fish. The parasite is called Kudoa crumena. It presents itself as small whitish cycts in the fish musculature (flesh/fillets). See below for a couple of pics of this infecting a small tuna from Australia. Note that this example is misleading as it has an extremely heavy infection. I expect to see a far less dense infection in Spanish mackerel, perhaps 6-12 cycts. Has anyone seen this before while cleaning macs? If anyone comes across this please place the fish on ice and email me at hamish(at)vims.edu and I will arrange collection.
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