Comparison of vertebral number between wild and hatchery-reared population, and effect of stock enhancement programs on vertebral number in masu salmon Oncorhynchus masou

Daisei Ando, Kazutaka Shimoda, Katsumi Takeuchi, Anai Iijima, Hirokazu Urabe, Yoshihito Shinriki, Masamichi Nakajima

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Abstract

Vertebral numbers in hatchery-reared and wild populations of masu salmon Oncorhynchus masou were compared. In addition, vertebral numbers were analyzed in wild masu salmon juveniles from rivers in which hatcheryreared fry, juveniles, and smolts had been stocked. Hatchery-reared masu salmon had fewer vertebrae than fish from wild populations. This difference may have been caused by environmental factors (incubation water temperatures) during the early developmental stages. Wild masu salmon from a river in which stock enhancement programs have been continued for a long time had fewer vertebrae than wild fish from neighboring rivers. Stock enhancement programs may genetically affect the vertebral number in wild masu salmon populations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-493
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Suisan Gakkaishi (Japanese Edition)
Volume85
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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