Morphological abnormalities in hatchery-bred milkfish (Chanos chanos Forsskal) fry and juveniles
MetadataShow full item record
Cited times in Scopus
Morphological abnormality has been observed in hatchery-bred milkfish juveniles. To characterize and quantify the occurrence of these anomalies, hatchery-bred milkfish juveniles from commercial nursery ponds were sampled, and the development of abnormalities in tank-reared fry and juveniles was monitored. Small specimens were cleared and stained using a KOH-alizarin technique for osteological examination. The occurrence of gross abnormalities in hatchery-bred milkfish juveniles reared in commercial ponds was highly variable (3–26%). These abnormalities were predominantly a cleft on the branchiostegal membrane (CBM) and a deformed operculum (DOp), which was mostly folded. CBM was commonly associated with a deformity or the partial to total absence of its supporting branchiostegal rays (DABr). DOp and DABr, but not CBM, were first detected during the early juvenile stage. Reference samples of wild fry did not develop similar proportions of abnormalities when reared in tanks, indicating that these abnormalities are predetermined or induced before the fry stage. Slow growth and development were observed in fish with opercular and branchiostegal abnormalities. A high mortality rate (70%) of abnormal fish was also observed after handling and transfer of stock. These results demonstrate that morphological abnormalities such as CBM and DOp do not only affect the appearance of milkfish but also interfere with its growth and survival.
Suggested CitationHilomen-Garcia, G. V. (1997). Morphological abnormalities in hatchery-bred milkfish (Chanos chanos Forsskal) fry and juveniles.
- AQD 
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Benitez, Lita V. (Philippine Council for Aquatic and Marine Research and Development, 1989)This paper reviews recent work on milkfish nutrition. Substantial progress had been made towards understanding the digestive physiology of milkfish. Major enzaymes envolved in the digestions of carbohydrates, protein and ...
Lactate dehydrogenase isozyme patterns during the development of milkfish, (Chanos chanos (Forskal)) Requintina, Pura D.; Engle, L. M.; Benitez, Lita V. (University of the Philippines at Los Baños, 1981)Polyacrylamide disc gel electrophoresis was done to determine the lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) isozyme patterns for fry (5-3 mg), fingerling (6-12 g), pond-size (150-250 g) and adult (6-9 kg) milkfish. The patterns were ...
Digestibility and effective level of meat and bone meal in formulated diet for milkfish, Chanos chanos Forsskal, grown in fresh and seawater Catacutan, Mae R.; Pagador, Gregoria; Maceren-Pates, Mercedes D. (Masyarakat Akuakultur Indonesia (MAI), 2015)The efficient level of MBM for good growth and survival of milkfish, Chanos chanos Forsskal, without histological changes in tissues (liver, intestine, muscle, kidney and brain) was determined in both freshwater (FW) and ...