MATURATION, SPAWNING AND PRODUCTION OF PHYLLOSOMA LARVAE OF MEDITERRANEAN SLIPPER LOBSTER, SCYLLARIDES LATUS(LATREILLE 1803) IN CAPTIVITY

Maturation, spawning and production of phyllosoma larvae of Mediterranean slipper lobster, Scyllarides latus(Latreille 1803) in captivity

Mevlüt Aktaş, Ercüment Genç, M. Ayçe Genç

Department of Aquaculture, Faculty of Fisheries, Mustafa Kemal University, Iskenderun-Hatay, TURKEY
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, Dışkapı-Ankara, TURKEY

Abstract

This study reports the first successful spawning, egg hatching and production phyllosoma larvae of Mediterranean slipper lobster Scyllarides latus in a tank-based culture facility in hatchery conditions. The characteristics of the broodstock rearing system, the collection and handling, food and feeding, husbandry techniques, mating and spawning, hatching of eggs and survival of the phyllosoma larvae were examined.

KeywordsScyllarides latus, broodstock, phyllosoma larvae, Eastern Mediterranean