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Author Opuszynski, Karol.

Title Herbivorous fishes : culture and use for weed management / by Karol Opuszynski and Jerome V. Shireman ; in cooperation with USFWS National Fisheries Research Center
Published Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2019
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series CRC revivals
CRC revivals
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Preface; The Authors; Acknowledgment; Dedication; Table of Contents; Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 Systematics, Distribution, Diversity, and Abundance of Herbivorous Fishes; I. Taxonomy and Morphology; A. Grass Carp, C. idella; B. Silver Carp, H. molitrix; C. Bighead Carp, H. nobilis; II. Diversity, Distribution, and Abundance; A. Marine Herbivores; B. Freshwater Herbivores; III. Feeding Behavior and Food; IV. Structural Adaptation to Herbivorous Feeding; A. Body Form; B. Marginal Teeth; C. Pharyngeal Teeth; D. Gill Rakers; E. Alimentary Tract
1. Type I: Thin- Walled and Highly Acid Stomach2. Type II: Gizzard- Like Stomach; 3. Type III: Pharyngeal Apparatus; 4. Type IV: Hindgut Fermentation Chamber; V. Digestive Mechanisms; A. Breakage of Plant Cells: Problems with Cellulose Digestion; 1. Acid Lysis; 2. Mechanical Breakage; 3. Microbial Fermentation; B. Digestion of Cell Contents; C. Gut Evacuation Rate and Nutrient Absorption; D. Assimilation Efficiency; E. Protein Requirement and Food Ration; VI. Energy Budget: Carnivores vs. Herbivores; VII. Natural Distribution of Chinese Carp
2. Preferred Plants3. Animal Food; 4. Consumption Rate; 5. Food Conversion Ratio, Assimilation, and Energy Budget; B. Silver Carp; 1. Larval Feeding; 2. Food Quality; 3. Food Selection; 4. Consumption Rate and Food Utilization; C. Bighead Carp; 1. Larval Feeding; 2. Food Quality; 3. Consumption Rate and Food Utilization; IV. Growth; A. Grass Carp; 1. Diet; B. Silver Carp; C. Bighead Carp; Chapter 4 Culture of Chinese Carp; I. Artificial Propagation; A. Hormone-Induced Maturation; 1. Reproductive Control Mechanisms; 2. Hormones for Induced Spawning
3. Coordination of Hormone Application with Fish MaturityB. Egg Fertilization; 1. Natural Fertilization; 2. Artificial Fertilization; C. Egg Incubation; D. Genetic Manipulation to Produce Sterile Fishes; 1. Surgical Removal of Gonads; 2. Hybridization between Grass Carp and Bighead Carp; 3. Gynogenesis and Sex Reversal; 4. Induction of Triploidy; 5. Induction of Tetraploidy; II . Larval Culture; A. Problems in Larval Culture: Physical Conditions, Food, Predation, and Diseases; 1. Temperature; 2. Oxygen; 3. Nitrogen; 4. Natural Food; 5. Artificial Diets; 6. Predation and Diseases
VIII. History of Introduction and Present DistributionA. History of Introduction; 1. Areas of Natural Spawning Outside the Natural Range; 2. Areas Where Fish are Introduced but Not Established; Chapter 3 Life History; I. Reproduction; A. Maturity; B. Gonadal Development; C. Sexual Dimorphism and Sex Composition; D. Fecundity; 1. Sperm Peculiarities; E. Ecological Conditions for Spawning; F. Spawning Behavior; II. Development; A. Egg Development; B. Pro-Larval, Larval, and Fry Development; C. Physical Factors Influencing Development; III. Feeding Behavior; A. Grass Carp; 1. Larval Feeding
Summary Published in 1995: This book is not designed as a culture manual for herbivorous fishes, but the reader is directed to other sources. This book should meet the needs that exist for a comprehensive publication on herbivorous fishes
Notes Originally published in 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Dr. Karol Opuszynski was Head of the Department of Pond Fish Culture and Head of the Fish Rearing and Breeding Laboratory at the Institute of Freshwater Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture. Dr. Jerome V. Shireman is Chairman of the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Department
Subject Aquatic weeds -- Biological control.
Fish culture.
Aquatic weeds -- Biological control.
Fish culture.
SCIENCE -- Environmental Science.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- General.
TECHNOLOGY -- Agriculture -- General.
Form Electronic book
Author Shireman, J. V.
National Fishery Research Center (U.S.)
ISBN 0429266464