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Detection of an amoebic parasite in cultured Pacific white shrimp

This study describes an amoebic parasite infection in Pacific white shrimp cultured in an anonymous shrimp hatchery. The diseased shrimp exhibited grossly reduced appetite, lethargy, respiratory distress, eroded carapaces and blackened gills.