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Jaw development and malformation in cultured striped trumpeter Latris lineata


Cobcroft, JM and Pankhurst, PM and Sadler, J and Hart, PR, Jaw development and malformation in cultured striped trumpeter Latris lineata, Aquaculture, 199, (3-4) pp. 267-282. ISSN 0044-8486 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0044-8486(01)00592-0


Intensive culture of striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) has resulted in a high incidence of jaw malformation in juveniles. In this study, cranial and jaw development in striped trumpeter was described in cultured larvae reared in greenwater on rotifers and Artemia. Jaw malformation was only evident in post-flexion larvae greater than the standard length of 10 mm and was characterised by an open jaw in which the maxilla and premaxilla were aligned dorso-ventrally, and the anterior hyoid arch elements were in an abnormal ventral position. X-radiography of the heads of juvenile and adult cultured striped trumpeter revealed ventro-lateral distortion of the jaw elements in comparison with wild-caught fish. The possible role of physical environmental factors and nutrition during culture are discussed in relation to jaw malformation in this and other species. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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)
UTAS Author:Sadler, J (Dr Joanne Sadler)
UTAS Author:Hart, PR (Dr Piers Hart)
ID Code:21304
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:67
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2002-06-12

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