Observations on captive spawning and rearing of Sea horse Hippocampus kuda

Ignatius, Boby and Rathore, Gaurav and Jagadis, I and Kandasamy, D and Victor, A C C (2000) Observations on captive spawning and rearing of Sea horse Hippocampus kuda. Marine Fisheries Information Service, Technical and Extension Series, 163 . pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

Syngnathids, comprising seahorses and pipefishes form an important group among the non-food fishes. These fishes are exploited mainly as a source of aphrodisiac and is believed to cure a wide range of diseases such as asthma, arteriosclerosis, goitre and lymphnode diseases. The low fecundity, high competition for the juvenile survival, sparse distribution, mate fidelity and irrational exploitation to meet the ever increasing international demand make the resource unsustainable. Thus propagation under captive conditions became more important and relevant since it would not only enhance the export trade and foreign exchange inflow but also rebuild and conserve the wild population from its destruction.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:captive spawning; rearing; Hippocampus kuda; Sea horse
Subjects:Marine Fisheries > Fisheries Resources
Divisions:CMFRI-Mandapam
ID Code:3298
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2010 12:30
Last Modified:16 Jun 2011 12:25

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