Survey of Anisakidae Larvae from Marine Fish Caught in the Sea Near Kyushu Island, Japan

  • Y. Takao


A survey of Anisakidae larvae taken from sardines was reported by Yamaguti S in 1935 [1], Yamaguchi and Kobayashi et al. in 1966 [2,3], Honda et al. in 1967 [4], Katoh et al. and Kuwabara et al. in 1968 [5,6], Ishida et al., Hara and Kagei in 1969 [7,8,9] and Sakaguchi, Katamine in 1971 [10]. In these reports, the authors documented that Anisakis type-I larvae (hereafter abbreviated as type AI) which are the most frequent in man were detected. However, other documents have shown no detection at all. As acute gastric anisakiasis caused by type A-I following ingestion of raw sardines has increased in northern Saga Prefecture and eastern Ooita Prefecture since 1985, a survey was made on Anisakidae larvae from sardines caught in the sea near Kyushu island in the spring and autumn of 1986. This paper presents a report, together with a survey of Anisakidae larvae from Scomber japonicus Houttuyn (hereafter abbreviated as Scomber j.) and other fish from 1976 to 1986.


Body Length Marine Fish Parasitic Rate Nematode Larva Scomber Japonicus 
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