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Revista de biología marina y oceanografía

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ABDO DE LA PARRA, María Isabel et al. Biotechnology for the mass production of juvenile bullseye puffer fish Sphoeroides annulatus: hormonal induction and larval rearing. Rev. biol. mar. oceanogr. [online]. 2013, vol.48, n.3, pp.409-420. ISSN 0718-1957.

The bullseye puffer fish Sphoeroides annulatus is an important marine species due to its culture potential and high market value in Mexico. Research on aspects of reproduction and larvae culture of this puffer fish commenced in México in 1997 at Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD-Mazatlan Unit), Mazatlán, Sinaloa. This work describes the following biotechnological developments for obtaining mass production of the bullseye puffer fish juveniles: hormonal induction methods, spawning, egg fertilization and incubation, culture of live feed and larviculture.

Keywords : Bullseye puffer fish; Sphoeroides annulatus; biotechnology; larviculture.

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