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Effects of temperature on initial swim bladder inflation and related development in cultured striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) larvae

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Trotter, AJ and Pankhurst, PM and Morehead, DT and Battaglene, SC (2003) Effects of temperature on initial swim bladder inflation and related development in cultured striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) larvae. Aquaculture, 221 (1- 4). pp. 141-156. ISSN 0044-8486

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Abstract

Many physoclist fish have physostomous larvae, initially inflating the swim bladder by ingesting
air at the water surface during a brief, finite period. Failed initial swim bladder inflation has been
predominantly linked to abiotic factors and larvae which fail to complete initial swim bladder
inflation exhibit reduced survival and growth. This study investigates the effects of temperature on
initial swim bladder inflation, survival and post-inflation viability (surviving larvae with inflated
swim bladders) in striped trumpeter (Latris lineata) larvae. Growth, developmental stages and stagespecific
larval size are examined in relation to initial swim bladder inflation. Larvae were reared at
12, 14, 16 or 18 jC (Experiment 1) or at 15, 17, 19 or 21 jC (Experiment 2) from day 1 posthatching
in replicated 200-l tanks. Initial swim bladder inflation was significantly affected by temperature,
with highest initial swim bladder inflation at 14 jC (67.8F5.9% S.E., n=3) to 16 jC (71.1F4.8%)
and 15 jC (72.2F1.1%) to 17 jC (76.6F12.0%) in Experiments 1 and 2, respectively. Survival
was also significantly influenced by temperature, with the highest survival at 16 jC (31.2F4.9%) to
18 jC (30.6F4.0%) in Experiment 1, and 17 jC (12.4F2.4%) to 19 jC (9.6F2.8%) in
Experiment 2. In both experiments, the highest post-inflation viability occurred through a
combination of maximum initial swim bladder inflation and survival, at 16 jC (21.3F2.1%) and 17
jC (9.5F1.8%) in Experiments 1 and 2, respectively. Reduced post-inflation viability at 18 and 19
jC was due to decreased initial swim bladder inflation, not survival. The reverse trend was apparent
at lower temperatures where survival was significantly lower at 14 and 15 jC, but initial swim

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Swim bladder inflation; Temperature; Fish larvae
Journal or Publication Title: Aquaculture
Page Range: pp. 141-156
ISSN: 0044-8486
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1016/S0044-8486(02)00506-9
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Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2007 03:01
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:24
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