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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.16 no.4 Curitiba  1999 

Bacteriology of wild grey mullets, Mugil platanus Günther, from Cananéia, São Paulo State, Brazil



José Américo de SousaI; Jorge da Costa EirasI; Maria José T. Ranzani-PaivaII; Agar Costa AlexandrinoII

IDepartamento de Zoologia e Antropologia, Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade do Porto. 4050 Porto, Portugal
IIInstituto de Pesca. Avenida Francisco Matarazzo 455, 05031-900 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil. E-mail:




Bacterial strains isolated from the kidney and liver of grey mullets, Mugil platanus Giinther, 1880, captured in Cananéia, São Paulo State, Brazil, in October 1996, belong to the genera Micrococcus, Pseudomonas, Flavobacterium, Aeromonas and Vibrio. The resistance/susceptibility patterns of the isolated micro-organisms to nine antimicrobial substances were determined, the more resistant bacteria had been Pseudomonas, Flavobacterium and Micrococcus. To the best of the authors knowledge this is the first bacteriological study done on Mugil platanus in Brazil.

Key words: Mugil platanus, grey mullets, fish, bacteriology, Brazil.


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Recebido em 25.V.1998; aceito em 29.IX.1999.

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