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-Kochi > Mariculture
    Subject Area > CMFRI Brochures > CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    CMFRI-Kochi > Mariculture
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2011 09:57
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:49
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/8467

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