Fecundity and Egg Size of Three Salmonid Species (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Salmo labrax, Salvelinus fontinalis) Cultured at the Same Farm Condition in North-Eastern, Turkey

Serezli R., Guzel S., Kocabas M.

JOURNAL OF ANIMAL AND VETERINARY ADVANCES, vol.9, no.3, pp.576-580, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.576-580
  • Keywords: Oncorhynchus mykiss, Salmo labrax, Salvelinus fontinalis, fecundity, egg size, Turkey, RAINBOW-TROUT, REPRODUCTIVE-PERFORMANCE, SURVIVAL, GROWTH, ENTRAINMENT, BROODSTOCK, GENETICS, RATES
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


In this study, fecundity and egg size of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), Black Sea trout (Salmo labrax) and brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) were examined. Two and six years old female fish reared in commercial fish farm were used and the female size, total and relative fecundity and egg size (mm) were determined for the broodstock fish of three tested species. The average weights of broodfish of rainbow trout, Black Sea trout and brook trout 1.357.27+/-406, 532+/-673.7 and 310.40+/-85.0 g, respectively. The total fecundity (number of eggs fish(-1)) was 2.809+/-791, 1.401+/-1374 and 723+/-320, the relative fecundity (number of eggs kg(-1) fish) was 2.180+/-676, 3.558+/-1307 and 2.571+/-1530 and the egg size (mm); 4.95+/-0.2, 4.51+/-0.67 and 4.49+/-0.21 were determined for rainbow trout, Black Sea trout and brook trout, respectively. A significant linear relationship was found total fecundity and the post-stripped fish weight of Black Sea trout (r = 0.96), but this relationship was low for the rainbow trout (r = 0.28) and brook trout (r = 0.17). A negative relationship was observed between the relative fecundity and brood size in rainbow trout (r = 0.57), Black Sea trout (r = 0.58) and brook trout (r = 0.54). A significant linear relationship was observed in rainbow trout (r = 0.63), Black Sea trout (r = 0.86) and brook trout (r = 0.41) (p<0.01).