Broodstock development, breeding and larval rearing of Siganus canaliculatus- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish

Ignatius, Boby (2009) Broodstock development, breeding and larval rearing of Siganus canaliculatus- Winter School on Recent Advances in Breeding and Larviculture of Marine Finfish and Shellfish. [Teaching Resource]

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Abstract

Rabbitfishes belong to the family Siganidae include a group of potentially important aquaculture species occurring in the indo pacific, Indian Ocean, Red sea and Eastern Mediterranean regions and are subtropical euryhaline herbivorous fishes. There are 27 species of siganids. In nature, they found in reefs among seagrass, mangroves and in shallow lagoons and algae form a major part of their food. Siganus canaliculatus, an important candidate for aquaculture, has been found to tolerate wide range of salinity (17- 37ppt) in its natural habitat. Though siganids are primarily herbivorous, under captivity the juveniles and adults show omnivorous feeding habits and will accept a variety of foodstuffs viz. vegetable and animal origin as well as pellet feed.

Item Type:Teaching Resource
Uncontrolled Keywords:Broodstock development; breeding; larval rearing; Siganus canaliculatus
Subjects:Aquaculture
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:5335
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:20 Oct 2010 11:36
Last Modified:20 Oct 2010 11:36

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