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Sperm Characteristics of Wild European Flounder (Platichthys flesus luscus)

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Title: Sperm Characteristics of Wild European Flounder (Platichthys flesus luscus)
Authors: Sahin, Temel
Günes, Erdinç
Aydin, Ilhan
Kurtoglu, Ilker Zeki
Keywords: flounder
Platichthys flesus luscus
sperm density
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel.
Fish culture.
Issue Date: 2012
Series/Report no.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Abstract: The spermatologic characteristics of European flounder (Platichthys flesus luscus) were determined. Flounder were collected during the spawning season and sperm of eight males was extracted by abdominal massage. Body weight and total length of the flounder were measured, volume, motility, duration of motility, spermatocrit, density, and pH of the sperm were determined, and correlations between the spermatologic characteristics and weight and length were investigated. Mean values were 0.7±0.16 ml for sperm volume, 87.5±3.66% for motility, 22.0±1.49 min for duration of motility, 94.0±1.22% for spermatocrit, 2.7±0.16 × 109/ml for density, and 6.9±0.05 for pH. Body length and sperm volume had positive correlations with body weight (p<0.01), but the correlation between length and sperm volume was negative (p<0.01). Likewise, the correlations between spermatocrit and total length, sperm volume, and density were negative (p<0.05).
Pages/Duration: 5 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
Appears in Collections:Volume 64, 2012

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