Table 3

Occurrence of Vibrio vulnificus in fish collected during the study

Fish species (order: family), common nameNo. of V. vulnificus-positive fish/total no. of fish testedNo. of recovered isolatesAFLP type(s)a
Dasyatis sabina (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae), Atlantic stingray1/3355
Elops saurus (Elopiformes: Elopidae), ladyfish3/9116, 36, 62, 64, 79, 95, 100
Brevoortia patronus (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae), Gulf menhaden0/10
Dorosoma petenense (Clupeiformes: Clupeidae), threadfin shad0/10
Bagre marinus (Siluriformes: Ariidae), gafftopsail sea catfish2/222
Ariopsis felis (Siluriformes: Ariidae), hardhead sea catfish6/9167, 11, 12, 14, 26, 37, 43, 59, 94, 98
Opsanus beta (Batrachoidiformes: Batrachoididae), Gulf toadfish0/10
Mugil cephalus (Mugiliformes: Mugilidae), flathead gray mullet6/24165, 82, 84, 86, 111, 117, 118
Strongylura marina (Beloniformes: Belonidae), Atlantic needlefish0/20
Prionotus tribulus (Scorpaeniformes: Triglidae), bighead searobin0/20
Echeneis naucrates (Perciformes: Echeneidae), live sharksucker0/20
Caranx sp. (Perciformes: Carangidae)0/10
Selene vomer (Perciformes: Carangidae), lookdown0/10
Orthopristis chrysoptera (Perciformes: Haemulidae), pigfish2/7921, 80
Archosargus probatocephalus (Perciformes: Sparidae), sheepshead1/62116
Lagodon rhomboides (Perciformes: Sparidae), pinfish7/23181, 4, 25, 28, 39, 47, 69, 73, 82, 97, 102, 103
Bairdiella chrysoura (Perciformes: Sciaenidae), silver perch5/241360, 81, 85, 94, 99, 100, 106
Cynoscion arenarius (Perciformes: Sciaenidae), sand weakfish11/283213, 17, 22, 26, 29, 43, 44, 50, 52, 57, 63, 75, 79, 89, 94, 96, 117, 120
Cynoscion nebulosus (Perciformes: Sciaenidae), spotted weakfish7/162310, 15, 17, 33, 34, 35, 45, 66, 90, 91, 121
Leiostomus xanthurus (Perciformes: Sciaenidae), spot croaker0/30
Menticirrhus sp. (Perciformes: Sciaenidae)2/9836, 51, 109
Micropogonias undulatus (Perciformes: Sciaenidae), Atlantic croaker22/38673, 8, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 38, 40, 41, 46, 48, 50, 54, 58, 61, 65, 67, 68, 70, 72, 77, 78, 82, 87, 92, 101, 104, 105, 108, 113
Pogonias cromis (Perciformes: Sciaenidae), black drum0/10
Sciaenops ocellatus (Perciformes: Sciaenidae), red drum3/5715, 18, 64, 85, 112
Chaetodipterus faber (Perciformes: Ephippidae), Atlantic spadefish3/3827, 28, 49, 71, 114
Scomberomorus cavalla (Perciformes: Scombridae), king mackerel0/10
Scomberomorus maculatus (Perciformes: Scombridae), Atlantic Spanish mackerel0/30
Paralichthys lethostigma (Pleuronectiformes: Paralichthyidae), southern flounder9/171612, 31, 74, 76, 81, 83, 88, 93
    Total90/242251
  • a Only 239 out of 251 isolates were typeable by AFLP.