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Aquaculture production of high-quality marine fish larvae might be hampered by poor success in larval initiation of exogenous feeding or the lack of appropriate live feed in their first feeding period. The period of larval metamorphosis may further constrain the successful rearing of flatfish larvae. In order to ascertain changes in feeding during metamorphosis of flatfish, we here compared feeding behavior when larvae of turbot Psetta maxima were either swimming upright or tilted. Using video recordings, we compared the attack rate and prey capture success between flexion (12–13 days-post-hatch, stage 4b–4c) swimming predominantly in upright position and post-flexion (16–17 days-post-hatch, stage 5a–5b) larvae in tilted swimming mode. Both larval groups were fed on copepod nauplii and copepodites. Our results showed a capture success of
EDP Sciences
Publication date: 
1 Jan 2017

Eleonora Bruno, Mohamed-Sofiane Mahjoub, Benni Winding Hansen, Peter Munk, Josianne G Støttrup

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Volume: 30 Pages: 35
Aquatic Living Resources