Embryonic development of cobia, Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus,1766) in controlled conditions

Sakthivel, M and Nazar, A K A and Tamilmani, G and Kalidas, C and Ramamoorthy, N and Maharshi, V Ashok and Rao, K Srinivasa and Gopakumar, G (2012) Embryonic development of cobia, Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus,1766) in controlled conditions. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India, 54 (2). pp. 29-32.


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    Cobia, Rachycentron canadum has emerged as a global species for aquaculture in the recent past. Eventhough seed production of cobia is being practiced at many tropical countries, there is very little information on the embryonic development of the species. The details of fertilized eggs, cleavage, embryonic phases and newly hatched larva are documented with photographs. The experiments were carried out at a temperature range of 28.5-30°C. The average diameter of the freshly spawned eggs ranged from 1.1 to 1.2 mm. The time of different stages of development after fertilization is provided. The larva hatched out after 22 hours of fertilization. The total length of the larvae ranged from 2.2 to 2.7 mm. The newly hatched larva was without mouth opening and with a prominent oil globule. The description given in the paper can be made use of in the larval production of cobia in hatcheries.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Cobia; Rachycentron canadum; embryonic development; newly hatched larva
    Subjects: Demersal Fishes > Cobia
    Fishery Biology
    Divisions: CMFRI-Mandapam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2013 10:12
    Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:54
    URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/9311

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