Slippery dick disease -not a joke

Lance Jordan jordanl at
Wed Aug 23 15:43:42 EDT 2000

Hello and sorry for any duplicate messages,

I am a grad student studying coral reef fishes in South Florida -mainly off
the coast of Broward Co.  In the last couple weeks of diving I have noticed
that a large percentage of 5-7cm slippery dicks (Halichoeres bivittatus)
appear to have fleshy lesions growing upon them.  Has anyone in our area or
elsewhere in the Caribbean come across these apparently diseased fish?  Is
anyone familiar with species-specific diseases which affect particular
age/size classes of a population?  

Lance Jordan


Lance K. B. Jordan	
Graduate Research Assistant		
Nova Southeastern University          Phone: (954) 262-3619
Oceanographic Center                  Fax: (954) 262-4098
8000 N. Ocean Drive                   Email: JordanL at   
Dania, FL 33004                       

More information about the Coral-list-old mailing list