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Egg quality variability in common dentex (Dentex dentex, L.): Comparison of different quality indexes
- Giménez Papiol, G., Estévez, A.
- Aquaculture 2019 v.501 pp. 48-50
- Dentex dentex, breeding stock, egg weight, eggs, hatching, larvae, mortality, spawning
- The egg quality of two common dentex captive broodstocks were monitored for two consecutive years during their natural spawning season. Volume of spawned eggs, volume of buoyant eggs, fertilization rate, egg weight, hatching rate and mortality of larvae were recorded.According to the volume of spawned eggs, the ratio of buoyant eggs spawned, the number of spawning days and the fertilization rate pointed to an improvement from Year 1 to Year 2. But data on hatching rate and larval mortality lead to the opposite conclusion.