Q. What's this site about?

A. FishPathogens.net is a source of information on pathogens found in Oregon's fishes. It has images of over 200 pathogens, hosts, and field localities where they were collected.


Q. Who manages FishPathogens.net?

A. FishPathogens.net is a joint venture between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University. It is funded by the ODFW Sports Fish Restoration Program (which is supported by both USFWS and ODFW). It is hosted on a webserver at Oregon State University.


Q. There's something funny on my fish that I couldn't identify looking at your site - can you help me identify it?

A. Maybe. Use the "Ask an expert" link to contact us. Attach an image if you've got one.


Q. I have some cool images, can I add them to your database?

A. Yes! We welcome public contributions to the database. You can submit images using the "Ask an expert" link or send directly to the address below.


Q. I have a question/correction/bug with the website - how do I contact the site admin team?

A. Please email the webmaster Dr Stephen Atkinson: atkinsos@science.oregonstate.edu


Q. I want to know more! Can you suggest some other websites for me to visit?

A. For more information, see these web links:



para-site http://parasite.org.au/para-site/introduction/index.html Provides basic information about parasites that cause disease in animals and people.

fishbase http://www.fishbase.org Is a global database of all fish species, both freshwater and marine.

fishpathogens.eu http://www.fishpathogens.eu Is a database of samples and sequences for viruses, currently VHSV and IHNV.

Alaska Fish & Game http://adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=disease.main Has comprehensive information on parasites and diseases of animals in Alaska.