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Reproduction in Aquatic Animals

From Basic Biology to Aquaculture Technology

  • Manabu Yoshida
  • Juan F. Asturiano

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
  3. Basic Knowledge of Male Gametes in Aquatic Animals

  4. Basic Knowledge of Female Gametes and Sperm–Egg Interaction in Aquatic Animals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Oliana Carnevali, Isabel Forner-Piquer, Giorgia Gioacchini
      Pages 93-111
    3. Masaya Morita, Seiya Kitanobo
      Pages 167-177
    4. Hitoshi Sawada, Maki Shirae-Kurabayashi
      Pages 179-192
    5. Terence I. Walker
      Pages 193-223
  5. Behavior, Ecology and Reproductive Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Adán Guerrero, Hermes Gadêlha, Héctor Vicente Ramírez-Gómez, Roberto Ramírez, Carmen Beltrán, Idan Tuval
      Pages 249-276
    3. Yoko Iwata, Noritaka Hirohashi
      Pages 277-290
  6. Biotechnology in Aquatic Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291

About this book


This book provides an up-to-date overview of the various reproductive systems of a variety of aquatic animals, from invertebrates to fishes. While all terrestrial animals use internal fertilization, aquatic animals have diverse reproductive systems. Some are internal fertilizers with or without mating, but many perform external fertilization. Because of this diversity, the reproductive systems of aquatic animals represent excellent models for the study of adaptive evolution and the species specificity of fertilization. In addition, many aquatic animals, including fish, crustaceans, and mollusks, are important as fishery and aquaculture resources. In this book, up-and-coming researchers examine reproductive systems in representative aquatic animals, covering both the basic knowledge and late-breaking results. Reproduction in Aquatic Animals: From Basic Biology to Aquaculture Technology will be of interest to graduate and postgraduate students in biology and agricultural sciences, as well as to researchers and technicians in the fields of reproductive biology and fishery science and to non-academics.


Aquatic animals Maturation of gonads Fertilization Reproductive strategy Aquaculture

Editors and affiliations

  • Manabu Yoshida
    • 1
  • Juan F. Asturiano
    • 2
  1. 1.Misaki Marine Biological StationThe University of TokyoMiuraJapan
  2. 2.Institute for Animal Science and TechnologyUniversitat Politècnica de ValènciaValenciaSpain

About the editors

Manabu Yoshida -  University of Tokyo

Juan F. Asturiano - Universitat Politècnica de València

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