Pair formation, broodstock development and breeding of clown fishes- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish

Madhu, K (2009) Pair formation, broodstock development and breeding of clown fishes- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish. [Teaching Resource]

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Abstract

India is a repository of more than 200 varieties of marine ornamentals of which more than 50 are very bright and have export potential. Among these, the clown fishes or anemonefishes belonging to the family Pomacentridae, comprising of genera Amphiprion and Permnas have always been the most popular and sought- after group of marine ornamentals due to their beautiful colour, small size, hardiness, longevity, proclivity to live in association with sea anemone, interesting display behaviour and adaptability to life in captivity. Altogether 28 species of clown fishes were reported from the different geographical locations of the world (Allen, 1975). The members of the family Pomacentridae commonly known as damselfishes and anemonefishes are a diverse group of marine fishes found in tropical oceans, and have very high demand in the marine ornamental fish trade. The family includes 29 genera and 350 recognized species living mainly in coral reef environments. Pomacentrids have been divided into four subfamilies: Amphiprioninae, Chrominae, Lepidozyginae and Pomacentrinae. Under the genera Amphiprion, so far 27 species have been reported world wide. The maroon clown Premnas biaculeatus is the sole member in the genus Premnas. Clownfishes are the most longstanding and intensively cultured family of marine ornamentals.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:Pair formation; broodstock development; breeding; clown fishes
Subjects:Aquaculture
Aquaculture > Ornamental Fishes
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:5324
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 11:43
Last Modified:20 Oct 2010 11:43

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