A wish of thank to Institute of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries (AKUATROP), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine (UPM) for giving me the opportunity to continue my study. Staff of UPM and UMT who are willing support especially to Mrs. Farizan Abdullah, Mrs. Wahidah Wahab, Mr. Ahmad Shuhaimi Draman, Mr. Ahmad Najmi Ishak, Dr. Mohd Fuad, Mrs. Latifah and people that helping me directly or indirectly.
This study did not involve the ethics approval and consent to participate. It also not gives permission for publication. There are no competing interests and funding supported for this study
Mohd Ihwan Zakariah is an expert in aquatic parasitology and designed the study. Hassan Mohd Daud, Marina Hassan and Reubern Sunil Kumar Sharma is aquatic veterinary expert for morphology and genetic study. Mhd. Ikhwanuddin Abdullah Expert in crustacean species of culture. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
This study did not receive any specific grants from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Availability of data and materials
All data generated or analysed during this study are included in this published article. The original datasets are available upon request to the corresponding author.
Ethics approval and consent to participate
Both species used in the present study, mud crab, Scylla spp. and Blood cockle, Anadara spp. are common commercial fishery caught species and require no approval to utilise them. Both species also are been handled accordingly following Universiti Malaysia Terengganu Animal Ethical Committee guilds lines. The examined of Scylla spp. and bivalves were part of this study. The sample of crab and bivalves are prepared with controlled the cleanliness of the samples as much as it can through the standard quarantine process.
Consent for publication
The authors declared no conflicts of interest
1Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), 43400 UPM Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia. 2Institute of Tropical Aquaculture and Fisheries (AKUATROP), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT), 21030 Kuala Nerus, Terengganu, Malaysia.