Fatal Photobacterium damselae-induced enteritis in a leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea
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Lourdes Abarca, María
Stranded leatherback turtle Dermochelys coriacea complete pathology reports are rare, and the cause of mortality is difficult to determine in many cases. We conducted a complete pathological study of a stranded leatherback turtle from the western Mediterranean. The main finding was a fibrino-necrotizing enteritis with associated bacteria which were identified as Photobacterium damselae subsp. damselae according to biochemical and phenotypical characteristics. This report provides evidence of the pathogenic effect of this bacterium in wild sea turtles.
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Oliver-Guimerá, A, M Lourdes Abarca, M Cuvertoret-Sanz, and M Domingo. 2019. "Fatal Photobacterium Damselae-Induced Enteritis In A Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys Coriacea". Diseases Of Aquatic Organisms 135 (2): 151-156. Inter-Research Science Center. doi:10.3354/dao03388.