Effects of temperature on growth and efficiency of yolk utilisation in eggs and pre-feeding larval stages of Atlantic salmon

A F Ojanguren, F G Reyes-Gavilan, R R Munoz

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Abstract

Three embryonic stages of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) were subjected to eight constant incubation temperatures (4, 7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 19 and 22 degrees C) exceeding the range usually experienced in natural conditions. A change in thermal tolerance during the embryonic and larval development was registered: pre-hatching stages showed an upper thermal limit at about 16 degrees C, while hatched larvae survived until 22 degrees C. Temperature significantly affects developmental rate, resulting in a faster development and, consequently, lower yolk weight percentage at higher temperatures. We found positive relationships between incubation temperature and body size (length and weight) in the less developed stages, in which some yolk remained, but size decreased at increasing temperatures when yolk was completely exhausted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-87
Number of pages7
JournalAquaculture International
Volume7
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • alevin
  • Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar)
  • development
  • egg
  • temperature
  • thermal tolerance
  • yolk
  • ONCORHYNCHUS-TSHAWYTSCHA
  • SALAR L
  • ALEVINS
  • INCUBATION
  • EMBRYOS
  • TIME
  • SIZE

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