Salinity tolerance of the tropical freshwater crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens)(Decapoda, Parastacidae)

Jones, Clive (1995) Salinity tolerance of the tropical freshwater crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens)(Decapoda, Parastacidae). In: Freshwater Crayfish VIII: Papers from the 8th International Symposium on Astacology. pp. 399-409. From: 8th International Symposium on Astacology, 22-26 April 1990, Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

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Abstract

Adult freshwater crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus, were held for 21 days at five different salinities to assess their tolerance to saline conditions and to gauge the effect on sensory characteristics (taste). Significant mortality occurred at salinities of 18 and 24 parts per thousand (ppt) during the last 7 days of the treatment period. There were no mortalities nor adverse indications at salinities of 0 (control), 6 and 12 ppt. Results suggest a developed capability to tolerate saline conditions. The physiological mechanisms responsible for salinity tolerance and flavour enhancement are discussed.

Item ID: 31584
Item Type: Conference Item (Scholarly Work)
ISBN: 978-0964238213
Keywords: redclaw, aquaculture, Cherax quadricarinatus, salinity
Funders: Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
Projects and Grants: Production Technology for Redclaw Crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus. FRDC 92/119
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2017 00:05
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830101 Aquaculture Crustaceans (excl. Rock Lobster and Prawns) @ 100%
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