A fungal disease of the gill tissue in fish characterized by respiratory distress and gill necrosis. The causative agents are Branchiomyces sanguines and B demigrams, which are opportunistic pathogens found in decaying organic materials in the aquatic environment. Fungal diseases in fish are often secondary infection that follow environmental insults such as traumatic injuries, poor water quality, and other infectious agents.

Broader Problems:
Fungal diseases of animals
Medicine Specific diseases
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST