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FA183: Sturgeon Aquaculture--Specialized Techniques: Determining the Sex of Sturgeon by Direct Examination of the Gonad Using a Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedure

Figure 4. Recommended tools for performing minimally invasive surgery to determine the sex in sturgeon include a set of Adson-Brown tissue forceps, scalpel no. 3 with either a no. 15 or 10 blade, Allis tissue forceps, and a surgical needle holder with a pair of heavy grasping jaws.

Credit: Frank A. Chapman and Joel P. Van Eenennaam