This book brings together emerging knowledge on the main biological characteristics and aquaculture production techniques for the many species cultured around the world. Edited by two leading experts in the field, chapters have been written by internationally known and respected scientists.
Preface List of Contributors.
Chapter 1 Current status of Sparidae aquaculture (Bernardo Basurco, Alessandro Lovatelli, and Benjamin Garcia).
Chapter 2 Phylogeny, evolution and taxonomy of sparids with some notes on their ecology and biology (Reinhold Hanel and Costas S. Tsigenopoulos).
Chapter 3 Stress and welfare in sparid fishes (Lluis Tort, Michail A. Pavlidis, and Norman Y.S Woo).
Chapter 4 Reproduction and broodstock management (Constantinos C. Mylonas, Yonathan Zohar, Ned Pankhurst, and Hirohiko Kagawa).
Chapter 5 Early development and metabolism (Manuel Yu'fera, Luis E.C. Conceicao, Stephen Battaglene, Hiroshi Fushimi, and Tomonari Kotani).
Chapter 6 Production systems (Noam Mozes, Nikos Papandroulakis, Jose Manuel Vergara, Amal Biswas, Kenji Takii and Andreas Ntatsopoulos).
Chapter 7 Nutrition and feeding of Sparidae (Aires Oliva Teles, Ingrid Lupatsch, and Ioannis Nengas).
Chapter 8 Skeletal deformities and juvenile quality (Clara Boglione and Corrado Costa).
Chapter 9 Pigmentation physiology and discoloration problems (Michail A. Pavlidis, Stavros Chatzifotis, and Kohsuke Adachi).
Chapter 10 Diseases and health management (Angelo Colorni and Francesc Padros).
Chapter 11 Genomic-proteomic research in Sparidae and its application to genetic improvement (Deborah M. Power, Bruno Louro, Ross Houston, Liliana Anjos, and Joao C.R. Cardoso).
Michail A. Pavlidis, Department of Biology, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece Constantinos C. Mylonas, Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, Institute of Aquaculture, Iraklion, Crete, Greece
All universities and research establishments where biological sciences, aquaculture and fisheries science are studied and taught should have copies of this excellent book on their shelves. (Acquaculture Europe, 1 June 2011) "The book is most likely to be read by aquaculture scientists and commercial producers in Mediterranean countries, but it also has something to offer all those with interests in the biology and cultivation of warm-water, marine fishes. The book can also act as a source of reference for aquaculture researchers and students in other parts of the world." (Aquacult International, 15 June 2011) "This comprehensive work on marine fisheries showcases current scholarship in the biology, physiology, evolution and aquaculture of sea bream, porgies and other members of the Sparidae family . .. . each chapter is individually notated and referenced and arranged for easy reference." (Booknews, 1 April 2011)