The first records of Sea Star Wasting Disease in Crossaster papposus in Europe

Samuel Smith, Ian Hewson & Patrick Collins
Sea Star Wasting Disease (SSWD) refers to a suite of gross pathological signs observed in Asteroidea species. It presents to varying degrees as abnormal posture, epidermal ulceration, arm autotomy and eversion of viscera. We report observations of SSWD in the sunstar Crossaster papposus, the first observations of its kind in Europe. While the exact cause of SSWD remains unknown, studies have proposed pathogenic and environmental-stress pathways for disease outbreaks. Although the present observations do not...
1 citation reported since publication in 2022.
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.