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Title: Endoscopy application in broodstock management of Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822)
Author(s): Torati, Lucas S
Varges, Ana Paula S
Galvao, Jose A S
Mesquita, Pedro E C
Migaud, Herve
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Issue Date: Apr-2016
Citation: Torati LS, Varges APS, Galvao JAS, Mesquita PEC & Migaud H (2016) Endoscopy application in broodstock management of Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822), Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 32 (2), pp. 353-355.
Abstract: First paragraph: The air-breather fish Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822) is an emblematic species of the Amazon with adults reaching up to 2.5 m total length. A. gigas is long-considered a promising new candidate species for aquaculture, with reported growth rates of 10 kg over 1 year, no intramuscular spines, and suitability to different production systems. However, the control of reproduction in captivity is a key impairment limiting the expansion of the aquaculture sector mainly due to the lack of fingerling supply, which in turn also increases the pressure on the natural stocks.
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