Biology and Culture of Percid Fishes

Principles and Practices

  • Patrick Kestemont
  • Konrad Dabrowski
  • Robert C. Summerfelt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Systematics, Ecology, and Evolution of Percids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Carol A. Stepien, Amanda E. Haponski
      Pages 3-60
    3. Zachary S. Feiner, Tomas O. Höök
      Pages 61-100
  3. Reproductive Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. P. Fontaine, N. Wang, B. Hermelink
      Pages 103-122
    3. D. Żarski, A. Horváth, J. A. Held, D. Kucharczyk
      Pages 123-161
    4. Sayyed Mohammad Hadi Alavi, Andrzej Ciereszko, Azadeh Hatef, Jiří Křišťan, Boris Dzyuba, Sergei Boryshpolets et al.
      Pages 163-191
  4. Early Life Stages: Development, Metabolism, and Husbandry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. M. Kamaszewski, T. Ostaszewska
      Pages 227-237
    3. Neila Hamza, Teresa Ostaszewska, Patrick Kestemont
      Pages 239-264
    4. P. Kestemont, C. Mélard, J. A. Held, K. Dabrowski
      Pages 265-293
    5. Svend Steenfeldt
      Pages 295-312
    6. Robert C. Summerfelt, J. Alan Johnson
      Pages 313-335
  5. Juvenile and Grow-Out Stages: Growth, Metabolism, Behavior and Husbandry

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 337-337
    2. Karolina Kwasek, Macdonald Wick, Konrad Dabrowski
      Pages 339-352
    3. Anders Alanärä, Åsa Strand
      Pages 353-368
    4. Charles P. Madenjian
      Pages 369-397

About this book


This extensive work focuses on an important group of temperate freshwater fish, approaching the topic from the perspectives of both biology and aquaculture. It compiles the latest research on fish belonging to the Percidae family and describes in detail all biological aspects relevant to the culture of different species, including ecology, reproductive physiology, feeding and nutrition, genetics, immunology, stress physiology and behavior. It also considers commercial fish production and fish farming topics, such as protocols for induction of gonad maturation, spawning, incubation and larval rearing.
Expert contributors not only provide a critical peer review of scientific literature but also original research data, and identify effective practical techniques. The book features chapters on systematics, ecology and evolution, on development, metabolism and husbandry of early life stages and on growth, metabolism, behavior and husbandry of juvenile and grow-out stages. Furthermore, the authors consider genetic improvement and domestication, as well as diseases and health management, crucial to the readers' understanding of these fish and how they can be cultured.  

Both researchers of percid fish biology and aquaculture professionals who are considering intensive and pond culture of percid fishes will value this timely and comprehensive handbook.


Aquaculture and fisheries Fish biology Fish physiology Perch biology Percid fishes

Editors and affiliations

  • Patrick Kestemont
    • 1
  • Konrad Dabrowski
    • 2
  • Robert C. Summerfelt
    • 3
  1. 1.Research Unit in Environmental and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of NamurNamurBelgium
  2. 2.School of Environment and Natural ResourcesOhio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Department of Natural Resource Ecology and ManagementIowa State University of Science and TechnologyAmesUSA

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