Review of the biology and cultivation of Chilean flounder (Paralichthys adspersus)

Alfonso Silva, Marcia Oliva


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol38-issue3-fulltext-3

Chilean flounder (Paralichthys adspersus) are endemic to the Chilean coast and have been the subject of several studies on the possible diversification of marine aquaculture. This paper reviews the diverse results obtained from studies of this species` biology and cultivation techniques. The biological and technical knowledge available is sufficient for developing the entire life cycle of this species, producing commercialsized individuals, in captivity. However, this knowledge is disperse and the results, as compared with those for other harvested species, still show moderately reproducible results, impliying the need to continue efforts to optimize some aspects of Chilean flounder cultivation, thereby promoting the species` development definitely.


Silva A, Oliva M. Review of the biology and cultivation of Chilean flounder (Paralichthys adspersus). Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2011;38(3): 377-386. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol38-issue3-fulltext-3 [Accessed 11 Jul. 2020].
Silva, A., & Oliva, M. (2011). Review of the biology and cultivation of Chilean flounder (Paralichthys adspersus). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 38(3), 377-386. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol38-issue3-fulltext-3