Studies on the egg quality of Penaeus monodon Fabricius based on morphology and hatching rates
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Eggs of P. monodon are classified into 5 different types on the basis of morphological criteria and hatching rates: A1 eggs, which undergo normal development with 58% hatching rate; A2 eggs, which show delayed and/or abnormal development with 32% hatching rate; B eggs, which are unfertilized and characterized by irregular cytoplasmic formation; C eggs, which are unfertilized and show no change in appearance; and D eggs, which are unfertilized and show extensive bacterial presence. The establishment of a highly linear relationship between percent A1 eggs and hatching rate provides a useful tool to aid the hatchery technician in determining which spawnings to reject outright and which to rear through the larval and post-larval stages.
Suggested CitationPrimavera, J., & Posadas, R. (1980). Studies on the egg quality of Penaeus monodon Fabricius based on morphology and hatching rates.