Skeletal anomalies in goliath grouper

  • Eduardo Gomes SANCHES Núcleo de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento do Litoral Norte, Instituto de Pesca/APTA/SAA
  • Francisco da Costa SILVA Núcleo de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento do Litoral Norte, Instituto de Pesca/APTA/SAA
  • Leandro Amaral HERRERA Núcleo de Pesquisa e Desenvolvimento do Litoral Norte, Instituto de Pesca/APTA/SAA

Abstract

The goliath grouper, Epinephelus itajara, is the largest Serranidae of Atlantic Ocean, reaching more than 350 kg. Due to overfishing and the loss of habitat, the species is included in the red list of threatened species of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Specimens collected in a shrimp farm in Northeastern Brazil showed skeletal anomalies. The rate of fish with skeletal malformations was of 18.2%. This is the first report of skeletal anomalies in goliath grouper.

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Published
2018-07-10
How to Cite
SANCHES, Eduardo Gomes; SILVA, Francisco da Costa; HERRERA, Leandro Amaral. Skeletal anomalies in goliath grouper. Boletim do Instituto de Pesca, [S.l.], v. 41, n. 1, p. 191 - 198, july 2018. ISSN 1678-2305. Available at: <https://www.pesca.sp.gov.br/boletim/index.php/bip/article/view/41_1_191-198>. Date accessed: 25 may 2022.
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