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Title: Spawning And Larvae Production Of Common Pandora, Pagellus Erythrinus L. 
Author: Güner, Yusuf; Özden, Osman; Altunok, Muhammet; Koru, Ediz; Kızak, Volkan
Date: 2004
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Güner, Y., Özden, O., Altunok, M., Koru, E., & Kizak, V. (2004). Spawning And Larvae Production Of Common Pandora, Pagellus Erythrinus L.. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 56(3), 209-217.
Abstract: Spawning of the common pandora (Pagellus erythrinus L.) in captivity was studied at ambient temperature (21.2±1.2°C) during the breeding season in 1998. Broodstock were cultivated in net fishpens and spawned in large fiberglass tanks (10 m diameter) between June and July. Approximately 33.2 million eggs were collected from 30 mature 4-7 year old females, 97% of which were buoyant healthy eggs with diameters ranging 753-801 μm. The eggs were incubat- ed at 19, 21, or 23°C and development and morphological changes were observed until day 50. The best hatching rate (88.9%) was obtained at 19°C. Swim bladder inflation occurred 8-20 days after hatching. The average survival at day 50, at an initial density of 40 larvae/l, was 3.2%. Exogenous feeding began on day 3. Larvae were first fed rotifers, Brachionus plicatilis, and later Artemia nauplii. Larvae completed yolk absorption 78 hours after hatching. A green water envi- ronment was maintained by introducing cultured microalgae (Nannochloropsis oculata and Tetraselmis suecica). Larvae (13.3 mm) transformed into juveniles (18.71 mm) 29-37 days after hatching.
Series/Report No.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Pages/Duration: 9 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19111
Keywords: common pandora, egg, larvae, Pagellus erythrinus, reproduction, spawning
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals.
Aquaculture--Periodicals.

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