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Jaw malformation in cultured yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) larvae


Cobcroft, JM and Pankhurst, PM and Poortenaar, CW and Hickman, B and Tait, M, Jaw malformation in cultured yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) larvae, New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 38, (1) pp. 67-71. ISSN 0028-8330 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/00288330.2004.9517218


Several jaw malformations are common in cultured finfish larvae. Hatchery-reared yellowtail kingfish (Seriola lalandi) larvae were cleared and stained to examine cartilage and bone structure of the jaw. One malformation, characterised by a lowered hyoid arch, was present in kingfish larvae on days 4 and 8 post-hatching, but not on day 12. A different malformation was present in larvae on day 16, typified by abnormal positioning of the lower jaw and hyoid arch, and breakage of the Meckel's cartilage. Evidence of jaw malformations as early as day 4 suggests that broodstock nutrition may be a factor in the jaw malformation of kingfish larvae, but other potential causes are environmental factors in culture and larval nutrition.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Cobcroft, JM (Dr Jennifer Cobcroft)
UTAS Author:Pankhurst, PM (Dr Tish Pankhurst)
ID Code:30079
Year Published:2004
Web of Science® Times Cited:42
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2004-08-01
Last Modified:2005-07-07

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