Effects of different sex ratios on maturation, fecundity and hatching rates of ablated Penaeus monodon wild stock.
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The minimum number of males per female that would still ensure high maturation, fecundity and hatching rates in Penaeus monodon broodstock, is determined. Wild stock P. monodon were stocked in 4 m diameter circular tanks at different sex ratios (0:1, 1:1, 1:2 and 1:4 male to female) for a duration of 55 days. All females were ablated on one eyestalk. Males remained unablated. The 1 male: 2 females ratio is recommended on the basis of highest percentage of first, second and third spawners, total and average fecundity. In the all-female treatment (0:1 ratio), 19.65% of the females spawned, but the 3.3 million eggs produced were not fertilized, resulting in a 0% hatching rate.
Suggested CitationPudadera, R. A., Primavera, J. H., & Young, A. T. G. (1980). Effects of different sex ratios on maturation, fecundity and hatching rates of ablated Penaeus monodon wild stock.
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