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Title: Development of skeletal deformities in Gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) reared under different larval culture and dietary conditions
Authors: Roo, Javier 
Hernandez-Cruz, C.M 
Socorro Cruz, Juan Antonio
Fernandez-Palacios, H. 
Izquierdo, Marisol 
UNESCO Clasification: 251092 Acuicultura marina
Keywords: Gilthead sea bream
Docosahexaenoic acid
Larval rearing
Docosahexaenoic acid
Docosapentaenoic acid
Issue Date: 2005
Abstract: Main deformities such as lordosis, opercular deformities and upper/lower jaws shortening are considered as quality descriptors in commercial marine fish fry production and seem to be related at least with larval culture conditions in early larval stages. The aim of this work was to obtain information about the contribution of the diet and rearing system to the apparition of these abnormalities in gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata) larvae in semi-industrial scale facilities. For that purpose, two different larval rearing systems semi-intensive and intensive were compared by duplicate and with the same live feed enrichments; besides, two different rotifer enrichments were tested in an intensive system. Biochemical composition of larvae, preys and commercial products was analysed. At 50 days post hatching six hundred fish per treatment were individually studied under stereoscope and abnormalities frequency recorded. At 95 days post hatching fry were soft X ray monitored as well. Survival and malformation frequency were significantly different between treatments, the effect of diet and system are discussed. A significantly lower percentage of deformity rates together with better survival and growth were obtained in the semi-intensive system, whereas the rotifer enrichment significantly affected larval survival.
Source: Larva 2005. Fish and Shellfis Larviculture Symposium. University of Ghent, Belgium
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Poster Larvi 2005
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