First report on induced spawning of Siganus vermiculatus in India

Anuraj, A and Suresh Babu, P P and Loka, Jayasree and Rao, K Srinivasa and Dube, Praveen and Sonali, S M and Pramila, H B and Kumbhar, N P and Imelda, Joseph and Ignatius, Boby (2019) First report on induced spawning of Siganus vermiculatus in India. Marine Fisheries Information Service; Technical and Extension Series (239). pp. 11-13. ISSN 0254-380 X


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    Siganids are widely distributed to Indo-West Pacific region and the Siganus vermiculatus (Maze rabbit fish/Vermiculated spinefoot) can reach sizes that weigh up 2.3 kg each. It is a species of great aquaculture importance and hence breeding and seed production protocols are necessary. A major breakthrough in the seed production of Siganus vermiculatus by inducing the fishes to spawn under controlled conditions with Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) during the first quarter of the lunar cycle is reported. The hatchery processes and early larval stages are described.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Rabbitfish, Siganus vermiculatus, induced spawning, India
    Subjects: Marine Fisheries > Fish landing > New record
    Aquaculture > Induced Breeding
    Aquaculture > Hatchery
    Divisions: CMFRI-Karwar
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture Division
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2020 09:31
    Last Modified: 06 Dec 2022 06:06

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