Copepod culture techniques for marine finfish larval rearing

Ranjan, Ritesh and Avadhanula, Ravi K and Shiva, Ponnaganti (2023) Copepod culture techniques for marine finfish larval rearing. In: Training Manual on Livefeed culture techniques for Mariculture applications. CMFRI Training Manual Series No.36/2023 . ICAR-Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Visakhapatnam, pp. 65-78.

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    Copepods are the most numerous metazoans on earth and they represent about 80 % of the zooplankton in the ocean. In nature, they constitute a vital link in the marine food chain from primary producers to higher trophic levels i.e. fish. They are the natural choice as food for many marine finfish larvae. Various studies have demonstrated that copepod may have a higher nutritional value than Artemia sp., as the nutritional profile of copepods appears to be better suited to the nutritional requirements of marine fish larvae. In addition, they can be administered in different forms, either as nauplii as a starter feed or as copepodites/full grown copepods until weaning. This makes them a suitable group as live feed in aquaculture.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Finfish; Copepod culture
    Subjects: Fish and Fisheries > Finfish
    Aquaculture > Live Feed Culture
    Divisions: CMFRI-Visakhapatnam
    Depositing User: Arun Surendran
    Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2024 04:54
    Last Modified: 03 Jan 2024 04:54

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