Salinity tolerance of certain freshwater fishes

Mohamad Kasim, H (1983) Salinity tolerance of certain freshwater fishes. Indian Journal of Fisheries, 30 (1). pp. 46-54.


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    To Rhinomiigil corsula (Hamilton) salinities below 12.25 %. (S) are not lethal at any temperature within the tolerance limit, in acute exposure from freshwater. The optimum temperatures from 26 to 30°C favour salinity tolerance. Low temperature is more detrimental than high, though this species has higher resistance times at low temperature. Sarotherodon mossambica Peters resists salinity better than common carp and freshwater mullet, Among carps, the common carp is highly tolerant to salinity, mrigal is the least tolerant and fringelipped carp is intermediate. Salinity acclimation in the fringelipped carp has enhanced only the resistance to salinity and there is no change in the tolerance level.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Salinity tolerance; freshwater fishes
    Subjects: Freshwater Fisheries
    Divisions: CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Dr. V Mohan
    Date Deposited: 10 May 2010 06:07
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:07

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