By Dean R. Jerry
This ebook covers the biology, ecology, genetics and aquaculture of the Asian Seabass or barramundi (Lates calcarifer), a commercially and recreationally useful species. It brings jointly within the one position studies written by means of international specialists in Asian seabass taxonomy, genetics, meals, ecology, aquaculture, reproductive and developmental biology, weather switch affects, harvest caliber and future health management.
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Feeding live or frozen Moina macropora (Strauss) to Asian seabass Lates calcarifer (Bloch) larvae. Isr. J. —Bamidgeh 46: 132–139. R. and R. de Nys. 2005. The morphology and occurrence of jaw and operculum deformities in cultured barramundi (Lates calcarifer) larvae. Aquaculture 250: 496–503. B. 1989a. Dose-dependent spawning response of mature female seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch), to pelleted luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogue (LHH-a). Aquaculture 77: 85–96. B. 1989b. Spawning response of mature female seabass, Lates calcarifer (Bloch) to a single injection of luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analogue and 17 α-methyltestosterone.
Seasonal variables were calculated as defined by Vance et al. (1998): prewet (October–December); wet (January–March); early dry (April–June); and dry (July–September). Variables that were not normally distributed prior to statistical analysis were transformed and checked for normality using histograms and the Shapiro Wilk test (Shapiro et al. 1968). A lag analysis to determine the amount of variability in L. calcarifer catch explained by climate was undertaken by correlating Princess Charlotte Bay L.
Age-structures were derived from visual assessment of L. calcarifer otoliths that were individually blocked in resin, sectioned at 300 µm and viewed under a microscope using reflected light. 5. Proportional age-structure for Lates calcarifer sampled from the Fitzroy River estuary for five consecutive years. 3. Location and regional description of selected river systems. 2 million ML; near the southern distribution limit of L. calcarifer; ~ 50% estuarine L. 3 million ML; headwaters in the Wet Tropics; ~55% estuarine L.