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Eliana Ibáñez-Arancibia
Rodolfo Wilson
Patricio R. De los Ríos-Escalante


Seriola, aquaculture, sex determination, immunological tools, skin mucus


The fish genus Seriola is an important marine resource for fisheries and aquaculture, mainly in Pacific coast and Europe, and it has excellent projection in aquaculture due its fast growth and excellent flesh quality, within this genus S. lalandi is an important resource for Chilean aquaculture. The aim of the present study was do a literature review of potential non destructive tools for sex determination for adults of S. lalandi with their potential applications on aquaculture. The literature described that Seriola genus has not sexual dimorphism, and the sex determination is possible using molecular and genetical tools that involves sacrifice individuals, nevertheless it would be possible sex determination using immunological test on skin mucus in adults for determine vitellogenin levels, that shows in first studies its presence in high levels in females in comparison to males. The present study would propose the use of this technical for potential sex determination for Seriola lalandi as well as other species of Seriola genus.

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