Barramundi

Lates calcarifer

Lates calcarifer (Barramundi)
Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Perciformes
        • Latidae
          • Lates calcarifer
Distribution
Distribution map: Lates calcarifer (Barramundi)

Habitat
Temperature:
no data found yet
Salinity:
Sfresh to seawater
Photoperiod:
no data found yet
Substrate:
Syes
Trophic level:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Growth
Length:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Weight:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Maturity:
no data found yet
Malformations:
Syes
Morphology:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Swimming
Home range:
no data found yet
Depth:
S0.05-200.0 m
Speed:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Migration:
Scatadromous
Type:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
no data found yet
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Saggregation
Organisation:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Aggression:
Syes
Handling
Farming frequency:
80,939 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
Sprepared

Farming remarks

Lates calcarifer
Li0  ❘  Po0  ❘  Ce2

Lates calcarifer is an important coastal, estuarine, and freshwater fish in the Indo-Pacific region. Aquaculture of this species began in the 1970s in Thailand and rapidly spread throughout much of Southeast Asia. Its delicately flavoured meat, fast growth rate, large size, and easy breeding in captivity make it a very attractive species for aquaculture. However, in general, the current available rearing techniques need to be optimised for improving fish welfare as demonstrated in almost all the criteria below. Some limitations of this species have already been identified, such as cannibalism in early life stages that may be improved by using rearing systems with low light intensity and refuges. Further research is needed to identify possible long-term effects on welfare. Stress by pre-slaughter and slaughter method can be avoided using a rested harvest technique. Future research and developmental work should therefore be directed towards resolving some of these welfare limitations. 





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