Gonadal restructuring during sex transformation in the protogynous greasy grouper Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskal) (Perciformes: Serranidae)

Mathew, Grace (2011) Gonadal restructuring during sex transformation in the protogynous greasy grouper Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskal) (Perciformes: Serranidae). Indian Journal of Fisheries, 58 (1). pp. 39-43.

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Abstract

This paper elucidates the developmental changes in the structure of the gonad during sex reversal in the greasy grouper Epinephelus tauvina (Forsskal). Sex transformation was induced artificially by administering the male hormone 17 α-methyl testosterone to mature female fishes by adding the hormone to the feeding regime. The hormone treated fishes became mature males after the administration of a mean accumulated dose of 50-55 mg kg-1 body weight of fish, after 9-12 weeks. Sex inversion was induced in both smaller and the larger fish, with no clear relationship with fish size and age. The study was carried out using histological techniques.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Gonad restructuring; Greasy grouper; Hormone administration; 17 α-methyl testosterone; Protogynous; Sex transformation
Subjects:Aquaculture > Mariculture
Demersal Fishes > Groupers
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Mariculture
ID Code:8467
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:12 May 2011 15:27
Last Modified:12 May 2011 15:27

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