Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes: Principles and Practices by Patrick KestemontBiology and Culture of Percid Fishes: Principles and Practices by Patrick Kestemont

Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes: Principles and Practices

byPatrick KestemontEditorKonrad Dabrowski, Robert C. Summerfelt

Hardcover | October 29, 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.)

Title:Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes: Principles and PracticesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:901 pagesPublished:October 29, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401772266

ISBN - 13:9789401772266

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Table of Contents

Section I: Systematics, Ecology, and Evolution of percids

1. Taxonomy, Distribution, and Evolution of the Percidae

2. Environmental biology of percid fishes

Section II: Reproductive biology

3. Brood stock management and control of the reproductive cycle

4. Artificial reproduction of percid fishes

5. Sperm morphology, physiology, motility, and cryopreservation in Percidae

6. Evaluation and improvements of egg and larval quality in percid fishes 

Section III: Early life stages: development, metabolism and husbandry

7. Development of the sense organs in percid fishes

8. Development and functionality of the digestive system in percid fishes early life stages

9. Culture methods of Eurasian perch and yellow perch early life stages

10. Culture methods of pikeperch early life stages

11. Intensive culture of walleye from egg incubation to juvenile 

Section IV: Juvenile and grow-out stages: growth, metabolism, behavior and husbandry

12. Muscle protein characteristic and its association with faster growth in percids and other teleosts

13. The energy requirements of percid fish in culture

14. Bioenergetics modeling of percid fishes: lessons learned

15. Behaviour of percid fishes in the wild and its relevance for culture

16. Culture methods of European perch during ongrowing

17. Intensive culture methods of walleye during ongrowing

18. Large scale production of yellow perch, walleye, and hybrid walleye in ponds

19. The ecology of lifetime growth in percid fishes 

Section V: Nutrition, feeds and feeding practices

20. Nutritional requirements and feeding of broodstock and early life stages of Eurasian perch and pikeperch

21. Effects of dietary levels of PUFA fed to adult yellow perch on the fatty acid composition of eggs and larvae characteristics - new research directions

22. Feeding and nutrition of percid fishes during ongrowing stages 

Section VI: Genetic improvement and domestication

23. Sex and ploidy manipulation in percid fishes

24. Performances of hybrid percids

25. Comparative Genetic Diversity, Population Structure, and Adaptations of Walleye and Yellow Perch across North America

26. Production of genetically defined perch broodstocks and their selection for fast growth

27. Genetic improvement in percids 

Section VII: Stress, immunology, diseases and health management

28. Corticosteroids and the stress response in percid fish

29. Domestication and responses to stress

30. Immune status and immunomodulation in percid fish

31. Percid fish health and diseases 

Section VIII: Commercial production, quality, marketing and economics

32. Current status of Eurasian percid fishes aquaculture

33. Concept and determinism of quality in Percid fishes&

34. The Market for European perch

35. Commercial production - factors for success and limitations in European percid fish culture

Editorial Reviews

"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)