Effect of salinity on survival of embryos of jollytail Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, 1842)

Juan Barile, Manuel Escudero, Eriko Carreño, David San Martín


DOI: https://doi.org/10.3856/vol43-issue2-fulltext-2

Eight different salinity effects on embryonic survival and embryonic and hatching phase time duration of jollytail (Galaxias maculatus) were assessed. Mean survival rates were higher at salinities values of 0, 4, 8, 12, 16 and 20 with 84.9, 84.0, 85.5, 86.1, 82.6 and 75.8% respectively with no significant differences between them; in contrast to salinity of 24 was obtained by 10.4%, significantly different from other treatments. Salinity of 28 caused 100% of mortality. According to results, the embryo is unable to resist ocean salinity and its tolerance limit is between 24 and 28. The highest larval survivals at 10 days after hatching occurred in those treatments in which embryos were performed to intermediate salinities of 8, 12 and 16 with 79.3, 80.3 and 74.6% respectively, with no significant differences between them. These results demonstrate high post-hatching viability. Embryonic time period (50%) were shorter at low salinities 0, 4, 8 and 12 with 28.7, 28.0, 29.7 and 29.7 days and the largest, in the treatments of salinities of 16 and 20 with 34.0 and 34.3 days. No significant differences were found between all of them. Regarding the average hatching time periods (50%) in the treatments of salinities of 0, 4, 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 were 5.0, 5.5, 7.5, 8.8, 13, 0, 14.3 and 15.8 days respectively, without significant differences between them.

Barile J, Escudero M, Carreño E, San Martín D. Effect of salinity on survival of embryos of jollytail Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, 1842). Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res.. 2017;43(2): 282-286. Available from: doi:10.3856/vol43-issue2-fulltext-2 [Accessed 16 Sep. 2019].
Barile, J., Escudero, M., Carreño, E., & San Martín, D. (2017). Effect of salinity on survival of embryos of jollytail Galaxias maculatus (Jenyns, 1842). Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research, 43(2), 282-286. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.3856/vol43-issue2-fulltext-2