Freshwater aquaculture in Tunisia

Photo credit: Temporarily unidentified                                                  Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal

Even though, there are a decent number of freshwater species, only three species are the key farmed species. These species are flathead mullet (Mugil cephalus), thinlip mullet (Liza ramada) and pike-perch (Sander lucioperca). While the two mullet species are native to Tunisia, the third species; pike.perch had been introduced from France and Germany in 1990. Introduced common carp, grass carp and big-head carp have been also exploited for freshwater aquaculture.

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Mugil cephalus (Tunisia) Liza ramada (Tunisia) Sander lucioperca (Tunisia)


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