Effects of photoperiod on growth of larvae and juveniles of the anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus

Arvedlund, M., McCormick, M.I., and Ainsworth, T. (2000) Effects of photoperiod on growth of larvae and juveniles of the anemonefish Amphiprion melanopus. Naga - The ICLARM Quarterly , 23 (2). pp. 18-23.

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[Extract] The tropical marine anemonefishes (Pomacentridae) are important in the trade for ornamental fish (Wilkerson 1998) and are a popular subject of research (Fautin 1991). Over the last 20 years, mariculture centers and scientific laboratories have started rearing these fishes in large quantities (McLarney 1985, 1986; Miyagawa 1989; Hoff 1993; Young 1996; Job et al. 1997). The list of marine fishes reared in captivity today, for purposes other than human consumption, contains more than 84 species (Tables 1 and 2). The fact that 26 different species from the family Pomacentridae are reported to be reared is notable. This is a significantly higher number of species compared to all other families. However, when we look at species that can be reared reliably in large quantities, they include only a dozen anemonefish species, seven species of gobiids (Gobiidae), five species of cardinalfishes (Apogonidae) and eight species of pseudochromids (Pseudochromidae) The last two are only included here as a result of recent work by Gardner (1997) and Job et al. (1997). For all the species within the families mentioned above, larval rearing is still time-consuming and expensive.

Item ID: 26496
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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ISSN: 0116-290X
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 06:32
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0608 Zoology > 060899 Zoology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960808 Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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