Commercial seed production and farming of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish

Kandan, S (2009) Commercial seed production and farming of Asian seabass Lates calcarifer- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish. [Teaching Resource]

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The seabass Lates calcarifer is a marine food fish belongs to family, Centropomidae. This eurihaline fish widely distributed in Indo – Pacific region and abundant much all along the Indian coast. In nature this fish grown to the maximum size of 12 – 14 kg with a TL of 72 – 90 cm and its colour is black at dorsal side and rest of the body is silvery white covered with placoid scales. This fish is highly carnivorous and mainly eats small fishes, crustaceans and mollusks, etc. Though the sexes are separate, the fish initially grown as male upto 4 kg. and subsequently transformed into female and this phenomena is named as “Protrondrus Hermaphroditism” The life cycle of the fish is in two phases i.e., spawning and larval development stages takes place in open sea whereas juveniles, sub adults and adults are in brackish water.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:Seed production; farming; Asian seabass; Lates calcarifer
Subjects:Aquaculture > Seabass
Divisions:Contributors
ID Code:5332
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 11:39
Last Modified:20 Oct 2010 11:39

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