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Possible Vector Species

List of Possible Vector species for disease listed by Council Directive 2006/88/EC and the conditions under which those species shall be regarded as vectors as per Commission Regulation No 1251/2008

Diseases

Vectors

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Column 4

 
Species which shall be regarded as vectors for the purposes of Article 17(1) and (2) where the additional conditions set out in Column 3 and 4 of this table are fulfilled.
Additional conditions related to the place of origin of the aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2
Additional conditions related to the place of destination of  the aquatic animals of the  species listed in Column 2
Epizootic haematopoietic necrosis Bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis), goldfish (Carassius auratus), crucian carp (C. carassius), common carp and koi carp (Cyprinus carpio), silver carp (Hypophtalmichthys molitrix), Chubs (Leuciscus spp.) chub (Leuciscus cephalus), roach (Rutilus rutilus), rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus), tench (Tinca tinca) No additional conditions No additional conditions
Epizootic ulcerative syndrome

Bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis), goldfish (Carassius auratus), crucian carp (C. carassius), common carp and koi carp (Cyprinus carpio), silver carp (Hypophtalmichthys molitrix), Chubs (Leuciscus spp.) chub (Leuciscus cephalus), roach (Rutilus rutilus), rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus), tench (Tinca tinca)

Swan mussel (Anodonta cygnea), Noble crayfish (Astacus astacus), Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus), Redswamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

No additional conditions No additional conditions
Infection with Bonamia exitiosa Portuguese oyster (Crassostrea angulata), Pacific cupped oyster (Crassostrea gigas), American cupped oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area keeping species susceptible to that disease.
Infection with Perkinsus marinus European lobster (Homarus gammarus), Marine crabs (Brachyura spp.), Yabi crayfish (Cherax destructor), giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), spiny lobsters (Palinurus spp.), swimming crab (Portunus puber), Indopacific swamp crab (Scylla serrata), Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus), Kuruma prawn (Penaeus japonicus), Caramote prawn (Penaeus kerathurus), blue shrimp (Penaeus stylirostris), whiteleg shrimp (Penaeus vannamei) Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area keeping species susceptible to that disease.
Infection with Microytos mackini None Not applicable Not applicable
Taura syndrome

Penshells (Atrina spp.), Common whelk (Buccinum undatum), Portuguese oyster (Crassostrea angulata), Common edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Pacific cupped oyster (Crassostrea gigas), American cupped oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus), Ezo abalone (Haliotis discus hannai), Tuberculate abalone (Haliotis tuberculata), Periwinkles (Littorina littorea), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis), Octopus (Octopus octopus), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussates), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), Stromboid conchs (Strombus spp.), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)

European lobster (Homarus gammarus), Marine crabs (Brachyura spp.), Yabi crayfish (Cherax destructor), Giant river prawn (Macrobrachium rosenbergii), Spiny lobsters (Palinurus spp.), Swimming crab (Portunus puber), Indopacific swamp crab (Scylla serrata), Indian white prawn (Penaeus indicus), Kuruma prawn (Penaeus japonicus), Caramote prawn (Penaeus kerathurus).

Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.
Yellowhead disease Penshells (Atrina spp.), Common whelk (Buccinum undatum), Portuguese oyster (Crassostrea angulata), Common edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Pacific cupped oyster (Crassostrea gigas), American cupped oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus), Ezo abalone (Haliotis discus hannai), Tuberculate abalone (Haliotis tuberculata), Periwinkles (Littorina littorea), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis), Octopus (Octopus octopus), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussates), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), Stromboid conchs (Strombus spp.), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa) Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.
Viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS) Beluga (Huso huso), Danube sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), Sterlet sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus), Starry sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus), Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser Baerii) Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.
 

Bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis), goldfish (Carassius auratus), Crucian carp (C. carassius), common carp and koi carp (Cyprinus carpio), silver carp (Hypophtalmichthys molitrix), Chubs (Leuciscus spp.) Chub (Leuciscus cephalus), Roach (Rutilus rutilus), Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus), tench (Tinca tinca)


North African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), Northern pike (Esox lucius) Catfish (Ictalurus spp.), Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas), Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Pangas catfish (Pangasius pangasius), Pike perch (Sander lucioperca), Wels catfish (Silurus glanis)


European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax), Striped bass (Morone chrysops x M. saxatilis), Flathead grey mullet (Mugil cephalus), Red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), Meagre (Argyrosomus regius), Shi drum (Umbrina cirrosa), True tunas (Thunnus ssp.), Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), White Grouper (Epinephelus marginatus), Senegalese solea (Solea senegalensis), Common sole (Solea solea), Common pandora (Pagellus erythrinus), Common dentex (Dentex dentex), Gilthead seabream (Sparus aurata), White seabream (Diplodus sargus), Black spot seabream (Pagellus bogaraveo), Red Sea Bream (Pagrus major), Diplodus diplidus, Sharop snout seabream (Diplodus puntazzo), Common two banded seabream (Diplodus vulgaris), Red porgy (Pagrus pagrus)

Tilapia (Oreochromis)

Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.
Infection haematopoietic necrosis (IHN)

Beluga (Huso huso), Danube sturgeon (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii), Sterlet sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus), Starry sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus), Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio), Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser Baerii)


Bighead carp (Aristichthys nobilis), goldfish (Carassius auratus), crucian carp (C. carassius), common carp and koi carp (Cyprinus carpio), silver carp (Hypophtalmichthys molitrix), Chubs (Leuciscus spp.) Chub (Leuciscus cephalus), Roach (Rutilus rutilus), Rudd (Scardinius erythrophthalmus) tench (Tinca tinca)


North African catfish (Clarias gariepinus), Catfish (Ictalurus spp.), Black bullhead (Ameiurus melas), Channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus), Pangas catfish (Pangasius pangasius), Pike perch (Sander lucioperca), Wels catfish (Silurus glanis)


Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus), Flounder (Platichthys flesus), Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua), Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus)


Noble crayfish (Astacus astacus), Signal crayfish (Pacifastacus leniusculus), Redswamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)

Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.
Koi herpes virus (KHV) None Not applicable Not applicable
Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) None Not applicable Not applicable
Infection with Marteilia refringens Common edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussates), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa) Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.
Infection with Bonamia ostreae

Common edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussates), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa)


Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus)

Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.
White spot disease Penshells (Atrina spp.), Common whelk (Buccinum undatum), Portuguese oyster (Crassostrea angulata), Common edible cockle (Cerastoderma edule), Pacific cupped oyster (Crassostrea gigas), American cupped oyster (Crassostrea virginica), Wedge shell (Donax trunculus), Ezo abalone (Haliotis discus hannai), Tuberculate abalone (Haliotis tuberculata), Periwinkles (Littorina littorea), Northern quahog (Mercenaria mercenaria), Japanese hard clam (Meretrix lusoria), Sand gaper (Mya arenaria), Blue mussel (Mytilus edulis), Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis), Octopus (Octopus octopus), European flat oyster (Ostrea edulis), Great Atlantic scallop (Pecten maximus), Grooved carpet shell (Ruditapes decussates), Japanese carpet shell (Ruditapes philippinarum), Common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis), Stromboid conchs (Strombus spp.), European aurora venus clam (Venerupis aurea), Pullet carpet shell (Venerupis pullastra), Warty venus (Venus verrucosa) Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they originate from a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present. Aquatic animals of the species listed in Column 2 shall only be regarded as vectors for the disease listed in Column 1 where they are intended for a farm or mollusc farming area where species susceptible to that disease are present.