Reproductive performance of turbot (Psetta maxima) in the southeastern Black Sea

Aydin I., ŞAHİN T.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, vol.35, no.1, pp.109-113, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/zoo-0905-26
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-113
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


Spawning time, total fecundity, fertilization, and hatching rates of turbot (Psetta maxima) were investigated in 10 wild female broodstock (mean wt: 3809.7 +/- 1238.4 g). Spawning lasted 37 days, from April 17 to May 23. Mean total fecundity was 2329 +/- 1260 x 10(3) eggs per female. Fertilization and hatching rates were 30.6 +/- 25.4% and 17.9 +/- 16.1%, respectively. A significant positive correlation was observed between body weight and total fecundity (r = 0.637, P < 0.05). The timing and frequency of hand stripping, fecundity, fertilization, and hatching rates in turbot are presented.