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David Vaughan

Email Address:
Address: Boronia Gardens, Annandale
City: Townsville
State/Providence: Queensland
Zip Code: 4814
Country: Australia
Phone Number: +61(0)488284140
Date Posted: 8/26/2017


Permanent employment in aquatic animal health, either directly with industry or at a tertiary institution (faculty position).


Current PhD candidate at James Cook University, Townsville, Australia (ending June 2018). MSc., 2010 BSc. (Hons), 2007


Aquatic animal husbandry (>15 years). Parasite taxonomy (>10 years). Disease diagnostics and treatments (>7 years). Aquatic animal health research (>5 years). Histopathology (>2 years). Biocontrols in aquaculture (>2 years). Additional extensive fish anaesthesia experience. Professional registration: Pr.Sci.Nat (SACNASP; RSA)


Journal papers: Vaughan D.B., Penning M.R., and Christison K.W. (2008) 2- Phenoxyethanol as anaesthetic in removing and relocating 102 species of fishes representing 30 families from Sea World to uShaka Marine World, South Africa. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 75: 189 – 198. Vaughan D., Chisholm L., and Christison K. (2008) Overview of South African Dendromonocotyle (Monogenea: Monocotylidae), with descriptions of two new species from stingrays (Dasyatidae) kept in public aquaria. Zootaxa 1826: 26 – 44. Vaughan D.B., and Chisholm L.A. (2009) Three Dendromonocotyle species (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) reported from captive rays, including D. lotteri sp. n. from Himantura gerrardi (Elasmobranchii: Dasyatidae) in the public aquarium at the Atlantis resort, Dubai. Folia Parasitologica 56(2): 99 – 106. Vaughan D.B., Christison, K.W., Hanson, H., and Shinn A.P. (2010) Gyrodactylus eyipayipi sp. n. (Monogenea: Gyrodactylidae) from Syngnathus acus L. (Syngnathidae) from South Africa. Folia Parasitologica 57(1): 11 – 15. Vaughan D.B., and Chisholm L.A. (2010) Heterocotyle tokoloshei sp. nov. (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) from the gills of Dasyatis brevicaudata (Dasyatidae) kept in captivity at Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa: Description and notes on treatment. Acta Parasitologica 55(2): 108 – 114. Vaughan D.B., and Chisholm L.A. (2010). A new species of Neoheterocotyle Hargis, 1955 (Monogenea: Monocotylidae) from the gills of Rhinobatos annulatus Müller & Henle (Rhinobatidae) off the southern tip of Africa. Systematic Parasitology 77: 205 – 213. Vaughan D.B., and Christison K.W. (2010). A new species of Myxinidocotyle (Monogenea: Acanthocotylidae: Myxinidocotylinae) from captive sixgill hagfish, Eptatretus hexatrema (Chordata: Myxinidae), with amendment of the subfamily diagnosis. Zootaxa 2650: 47 – 56. Vaughan D.B., and Chisholm L.A. (2011). Amendment of Pseudoleptobothrium Young, 1967 (Monogenea: Microbothriidae) with the description of Pseudoleptobothrium christisoni sp. nov. from the dermal denticles of Rhinobatos annulatus (Rhinobatidae) off the southern tip of Africa. Acta Parasitologica 56(3): 280 – 289. Vaughan D.B., and Christison K.W. (2012). Towards addressing the current state of confusion within the Hexabothriidae Price, 1942 (1908): Callorhynchocotyle Suriano & Incorvaia, 1982 (Monogenea: Hexabothriidae) re-visited, with the preliminary evaluation of novel parameters for measuring haptoral armature of hexabothriids. Zootaxa 3229: 1 – 34. Vaughan D.B., Chisholm L.A., and Hansen H. (2016). Electrocotyle whittingtoni n. gen., n. sp. (Monogenea: Monocotylidae: Heterocotylinae) from the gills of a captive onefin electric ray, Narke capensis (Narkidae) at Two Oceans Aquarium, Cape Town, South Africa. Parasitology Research 115: 3575 – 3584. Vaughan D.B., Grutter S.G., Costello M.J., and Hutson K.S. (2016). Cleaner fishes and shrimp diversity and a re-evaluation of cleaning symbioses. Fish and Fisheries; DOI: 10.1111/faf.12198. Bastos Gomes G., Millet T.L., Vaughan D.B., Jerry D.R., McCowan C., Bradley T., and Hutson K.S. (2017). Evidence of multiple species of Chilodonella (Protozoa, Ciliophora) infecting Australian farmed freshwater fishes. Veterinary Parasitology; Vaughan D.B., and Christison K.W. (2017). Anoplodiscus Sonsino, 1890: a new Australian species, and the first African record from South African hosts. Systematic Parasitology (in press). Book chapters: Penning, M.R., Vaughan, D.B., Fivaz, K. and McEwan, T. (2017). Chapter 32. Chemical immobilization of elasmobranchs at uShaka Sea World in Durban, South Africa. In: M. Smith, D. Warmolts, D. Thoney, R. Hueter, M. Murray, and J. Ezcurra (Eds). The Elasmobranch Husbandry Manual 2: Recent Advances in the Care of Sharks, Rays and their Relatives, Ohio Biological Survey, USA, viii + 504 p.

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