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Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes: Principles and Practices (Hardback)
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Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes: Principles and Practices (Hardback)

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Hardback 901 Pages / Published: 29/10/2015
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This extensive work focuses on an important group of temperate freshwater fish, approaching the topic from the perspectives of both biology and aquaculture. It compiles the latest research on fish belonging to the Percidae family and describes in detail all biological aspects relevant to the culture of different species, including ecology, reproductive physiology, feeding and nutrition, genetics, immunology, stress physiology and behavior. It also considers commercial fish production and fish farming topics, such as protocols for induction of gonad maturation, spawning, incubation and larval rearing.

Expert contributors not only provide a critical peer review of scientific literature but also original research data, and identify effective practical techniques. The book features chapters on systematics, ecology and evolution, on development, metabolism and husbandry of early life stages and on growth, metabolism, behavior and husbandry of juvenile and grow-out stages. Furthermore, the authors consider genetic improvement and domestication, as well as diseases and health management, crucial to the readers' understanding of these fish and how they can be cultured.

Both researchers of percid fish biology and aquaculture professionals who are considering intensive and pond culture of percid fishes will value this timely and comprehensive handbook.)

Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789401772266
Number of pages: 901
Weight: 1966 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 54 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2015


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"This volume amply compiles the latest in research on percid biology and aquaculture. ... immensely valuable both for the context it provides and for the synopsis of reproductive biology, growth, behavior, bioenergetics modeling, nutritional requirements, and much more. For researchers and practitioners interested in the husbandry of percid species, this is an essential resource. ... the thorough and thoughtful discussion of many of these issues in this book are thought-provoking for aquaculturists interested in improving fish culture practices." (David D. Huff, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 92 (2), June, 2017)

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