Striped bass

Morone saxatilis

Taxonomy
    • Osteichthyes
      • Perciformes
        • Moronidae
          • Morone saxatilis
Distribution

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:
S10-200 ha
Depth:
S0.0-40.0 m
Speed:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Migration:
Sdepends
Type:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Reproduction
Nest building:
no data found yet
Courtship:
Syes
Mating type:
no data found yet
Fecundity:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Brood care:
no data found yet
Social behaviour
Aggregation:
Saggregation, school
Organisation:
Not investigated by FEB yet.
Aggression:
Syes
Handling
Farming frequency:
2 t/year 2018
Farming stress:
Syes
Slaughter protocol:
no data found yet

Farming remarks

Morone saxatilis
Li1  ❘  Po2  ❘  Ce2

Morone saxatilis is a very popular species in North America, especially regarding recreational fisheries. Due to the decline of wild stocks, some effort was invested in farming this fish both for re-stocking and commercial purposes. However, there is a lack of knowledge in many aspects of its biology, especially regarding common aquaculture stressors such as handling, aggression, incidence of malformations, and humane slaughter protocols. Most of the information available is old and yet suggest that the welfare state of this species is poor, especially concerning spatial needs and induced spawning practices. Furthermore, this species is currently being hybridised with other Moronids, which raises welfare issues because of the lack of knowledge on the effects of such practices. The welfare of M. saxatilis may be improved if production is focused on freshwater populations, uses appropriate densities, develops solutions towards the use of substrate, and implements humane slaughter procedures.





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