The Sparidae, commonly known as breams and porgies, is a family offishes of the order Perciformes, and includes about 115 species ofmainly marine coastal fish of high economic value, exploited andfarmed for human consumption, as well as for recreational purposes.
This landmark publication brings together a huge wealth ofinformation on the biology and culture of gilthead sea bream andother Sparidae species. Commencing with an overview of the currentstatus of aquaculture of Sparidae, the book continues withcomprehensive coverage of the family's phylogeny, evolutionand taxonomy, stress and welfare issues, and reproduction andbroodstock management. Further chapters include coverage of earlydevelopment and metabolism, production systems, nutrition, quality,and health management. A final cutting-edge chapter looks atgenomic-proteomic research in Sparidae and its application togenetic improvement.
With contributions from Europe, the Middle East, Asia,Australasia and North America, carefully drawn together and editedby Professor M. Pavlidis and Dr C. C. Mylonas, themselves wellknown for their work in this area, Sparidae is an essentialpurchase for anyone working with this important family of fishes.Fish biologists, fish farmers, aquaculture researchers, andfisheries managers will all find much of great use and interestwithin this book's covers. All universities and researchestablishments where biological sciences, aquaculture and fisheriesscience are studied and taught should have copies of this excellentbook on their shelves.