Rev. biol. mar. oceanogr. 47(2): 333-337

Nota Científica


Generation cycle closure of the spotted rose snapper, Lutjanus guttatus, in captivity

Leonardo Ibarra Castro1, Luis Alvarez-Lajonchère2, Noemi García-Aguilar1, María Isabel Abdo de la Parra1 & Luz Estela Rodríguez-Ibarra1

1Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo (CIAD), A. C., Unidad Mazatlán, Avenida Sábalo Cerritos S/N, Mazatlán, C.P. 82010, A.P. 711, Sinaloa, México
2Grupo Piscimar, Calle 41 No. 886, Nuevo Vedado, Plaza, La Habana, C.P. 10600, Cuba

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The spotted rose snapper, Lutjanus guttatus, is culture in several Latin American countries. The present study reports the generation closure with juveniles obtained from wild adults which matured and spawned at a Mazatlan laboratory (Mexico). F1 fish were sexually matured at 2 years of age, and spawning was induced in 2 successive years. F2 juveniles were reared until their sexual maturity and spawned at the same laboratory. Result indicate that a reliable supply of laboratory reared spawners can be achieved, avoiding the wild spawners dependence and allow the development of selection and genetic improve programs.

Key words:  Lutjanidae, F1 broodstock maturation and spawning, generation closure