Dr. John L. Gaines, Jr.

A Summary Of Findings On The Nematode, Goezia Sp. In The Southeastern United States

Goezia was first detected in North America at Lake Hollingsworth in Central Florida during June, 1969 (Ware, 1970). A recently introduced population of striped bass, Morone saxatilis, was found to be infected by the nematode. The following year, three additional populations of striped bass were parasitized, located in Lakes Bentley, Parker, and Hunter in the same general area of Florida. The introduction of this parasite into Florida was at first believed to be related to the striped bass stocking program (Gaines and Rogers, 1971). Goezia was reported as a marine nematode and the young...