Spawning induction of rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus) in the Philippines

Photo credit: DO Xuan Hai (Vietnam) Description: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the website)

The inserted photos regarding the artificial reproduction of rabbitfish (Siganus guttatus) were taken during a training course conducted in the Philippines. The high economic value of this tropical food marine species encouraged its culture that relied mostly on the fingerlings captured from the wild.

As the case with many farmed fish, the artificial propagation is found to be the reliable approach towards sustainable production of the species. The hormonal spawning induction trials used human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), LHRH-analog, or carp pituitary extract whether given either individually or in combination.


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