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A comparison of the fatty acid profiles of adult tissues, and newly hatched, fed and starved Lysmata amboinensis larvae


Tziouveli, V and Smith, GG, A comparison of the fatty acid profiles of adult tissues, and newly hatched, fed and starved Lysmata amboinensis larvae, Aquaculture Research Online, 43 pp. 577-587. ISSN 1365-2109 (2012) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2011.02863.x


This study evaluated the lipid content and fatty acid (FA) profile of the hepatopancreas, ovaries and tail muscle of Lysmata amboinensis broodstock, as well as newly hatched larvae subjected to a period of starvation or feed from hatch to Zoea 2. The hepatopancreas had a high lipid content, con˘rming its role as a process and storage organ in L. amboinensis. Lipids were also a major component of ovarian dry weight, in agreement with reports on other crustaceans during maturation. The tail muscle, being a functional rather than a storage organ, contained low total lipids and was the tissue that closely resembled the FA profile of the newly hatched larvae. Saturated fatty acids (SFAs) and highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFAs) were the most abundant components of the lipid pro˘les in broodstock and larvae. The HUFAs docosahexaenoic and eicosapentaenoic were preferentially retained during nutritional stress, confirming their importance for marine cleaner shrimp during early larval development. It appeared polyunsaturated fatty acid and HUFA requirements were met through the larval diet. The SFAs stearic and palmitic were abundant in adult tissues and larvae, whereas monounsaturated fatty acids may have been preferentially catabolized to meet energetic and metabolic larval requirements.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Lysmata amboinensis, tissue fatty acid profile, fed, starved
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:Smith, GG (Professor Gregory Smith)
ID Code:80898
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Sustainable Marine Research Collaboration
Deposited On:2012-11-15
Last Modified:2013-06-19

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