Sparidae: Biology and aquaculture of gilthead sea bream and other species (Google eBook)

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Michalis Pavlidis, Constantinos Mylonas
John Wiley & Sons, Feb 15, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 416 pages
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The Sparidae, commonly known as breams and porgies, is a family offishes of the order Perciformes, and includes about 115 species ofmainly marine coastal fish of high economic value, exploited andfarmed for human consumption, as well as for recreational purposes.

This landmark publication brings together a huge wealth ofinformation on the biology and culture of gilthead sea bream andother Sparidae species. Commencing with an overview of the currentstatus of aquaculture of Sparidae, the book continues withcomprehensive coverage of the family’s phylogeny, evolutionand taxonomy, stress and welfare issues, and reproduction andbroodstock management. Further chapters include coverage of earlydevelopment and metabolism, production systems, nutrition, quality,and health management. A final cutting-edge chapter looks atgenomic-proteomic research in Sparidae and its application togenetic improvement.

With contributions from Europe, the Middle East, Asia,Australasia and North America, carefully drawn together and editedby Professor M. Pavlidis and Dr C. C. Mylonas, themselves wellknown for their work in this area, Sparidae is an essentialpurchase for anyone working with this important family of fishes.Fish biologists, fish farmers, aquaculture researchers, andfisheries managers will all find much of great use and interestwithin this book’s covers. All universities and researchestablishments where biological sciences, aquaculture and fisheriesscience are studied and taught should have copies of this excellentbook on their shelves.


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Current status of Sparidae aquaculture
Phylogeny evolution and taxonomy of sparids with some notes on their ecology
Stress and welfare in sparid fishes
Reproduction and broodstock management
Early development and metabolism
Production systems
Nutrition and feeding of Sparidae
Skeletal deformities and juvenile quality
Pigmentation physiology and discoloration problems
Diseases and health management
Genomicproteomic research in Sparidae and its application to genetic

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About the author (2011)

Michail A. Pavlidis, Department of Biology, University ofCrete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Constantinos C. Mylonas, Hellenic Centre for MarineResearch, Institute of Aquaculture, Iraklion, Crete, Greece

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