Morphometric Characteristics and Length-Weight Relationship of Russian Sturgeon Juveniles Fed with Different Ratio

Raluca Cristina ANDREI(GURIENCU), Victor CRISTEA, Lorena DEDIU, Mirela CREȚU, Angelica Ionelia DOCAN


The aim of this paper was to analyze some morphometric characteristics and the correlation between them for Russian sturgeon juveniles (Acipenser gueldenstaedtii) reared in a recirculating aquaculture system fed at different fed with different ratio: 1% body weight (BW), 1.5% BW, 2% BW and ad libitum feeding (which was around 2.8% BW).Fish, with an average body mass around 248.194 ± 1.59 g. Following biometric measurements were made for each fish, including weight (W), total length (TL), standard length (SL), fork length (FL), maximum body depth (last depth of caudal peduncle, H); preanal distance (AD), predorsal distance (PD), length of head (C), preorbital distance (PO), length of pectoral fin (LPF), interorbital distance (ID), maximum width of head (MH), width of mouth (WM), width of the head at the level of the mouth (WHM). The obtained results showed significant differences between all morphometric measurements (p<0.05) for all the experimental variants, emphasizing that in the ad libitum feeding all morphometric measurements were significantly higher than in the other experimental variants. In order to highlight more eloquent these differences, were developed some linear regressions between the morphometric measurements and significant positive correlation (p<0.05) between dependent and independent variables were found.


Russian sturgeon, morphological characters, growth, recirculating aquaculture system

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