Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal

Fisheries and Aquaculture Journal
Open Access

ISSN: 2150-3508

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Abebe Getahun

Department of Zoological Sciences, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Research Article   
    Differences in Phenotypic Characters of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L) in Three Ethiopian Rift Valley lakes; Screening Strains for Aquaculture
    Author(s): Megerssa Endebu*, Abebe Getahun and Misikire Tessema

    Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.) is indigenous species to Ethiopia and constitutes major proportion in the country’s fish production. In an attempt to select better performing strains for aquaculture development, tilapia populations from different Ethiopian rift valley lakes showed different growth performances in pond culture. Investigation of desired culture characteristics of target tilapia populations is required to improve their productivity in aquaculture system. The current study was made to investigate phenotypic characters of the tilapia populations in three geographically isolated Ethiopian rift valley lakes (Chamo, Koka and Ziway). A total of 450 adult tilapias of commercial catches were sampled from the three lakes and their phenotypic characters were analyzed during May 2018 to March 2019. Twenty six morphometric character indices, eight meristic cou.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2150-3508.21.s1.001

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