Japanese Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine
Online ISSN : 2185-744X
Print ISSN : 1342-6133
ISSN-L : 1342-6133
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Case Reports of Mycotic Infection of Captive Loggerhead Turtles (Caretta caretta
Rie SHINODAYuko IIMAOsamu MASUDAKoji TOYOZAKIKosuke TAKATORIMinoru OKAMOTOHiroyuki TANIYAMAMitsuhiko ASAKAWA
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2012 Volume 17 Issue 3 Pages 127-130

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Case reports of mycotic infection of 6 individuals of captive loggerhead turtles(Caretta caretta) in Himeji city aquarium and Hiwasa Sea Turtle Museum, Japan, were described. In order to investigate the agents from water of the aquariums, five fungal species were obtained from the samples. Among them, Monascus rubrum was recorded from an aquarium kept with sea turtles.

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