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Encyclopedia > Broodstock

In aquaculture, the broodstock is a group of sexually mature individuals of a cultured species that is kept separate for breeding purposes. Broodstocks are maintained for several reasons: Aquaculture is the cultivation of aquatic organisms, such as fish, shellfish, algae and other aquatic plants. ... Selective breeding in domesticated animals is the process of developing a cultivated breed over time. ...

  • Providing eggs and fry in a controlled environment so as not to have to rely on wild catches of fry for raising a generation of the cultured species.
  • Producing a disease-free base from which to raise future generations.
  • Selective breeding, trying to produce a breed that is resistant against diseases that can affect wild animals.

Broodstocks are common in the farming of salmon and shrimps. A breed is a domesticated subspecies or infrasubspecies of an animal. ... The Chinook or King Salmon is the largest salmon in North America and can grow up to 58 long and 126 pounds. ... Superfamilies and families Alpheoidea Alpheidae - snapping shrimps Barbouriidae Hippolytidae Ogyrididae Atyoidea Atyidae Bresilioidea Agostocarididae Alvinocarididae Bresiliidae Disciadidae Mirocarididae Campylonotoidea Bathypalaemonellidae Campylonotoidae Crangonoidea Crangonidae Glyphocrangonidea Galatheacaridoidea Galatheacarididae Nematocarcinoidea Eugonatonotidae Nematocarcinidae Rhynchocinetidae Xiphocarididae Oplophoroidea Oplophoridae Palaemonoidea Anchistioididae Desmocarididae Euryrhynchidae Gnathophyllidae Hymenoceridae Kakaducarididae Palaemonidae Typhlocarididae Pandaloidea Pandalidae Thalassocarididae Pasiphaeoidea Pasiphaeidae Procaridoidea Procarididae Processoidea...

External links

  • Definition of "broodstock" given by FishBase.



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