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Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture series

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Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Arapaima Arapaima gigas

FA236/FA236by Cortney L. Ohs, Jeffrey E. Hill, Sarah E. Wright, H. Mae Giddings, and Allison L. Durland DonahouSeptember 20, 2021Arapaima Arapaima gigas, also known as paiche and pirarucu, is a large South American freshwater fish with unique biology, favorable aquaculture characteristics, and potential for production in south Florida. This publication provides Arapaima gigas biology, specific culture methods known for each stage of development, and information about diseases and parasites, markets, and the laws associated with this species to potential Florida producers.

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: American Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

FA254/FA254by Lena Donnarumma, Brittany J. Scharf, Jeffrey E. Hill, and Cortney L. OhsDecember 23, 2022The American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is a member of the phylum Arthropoda, subphylum Chelicerata, and class Merostomata. Although there are four horseshoe crab species worldwide, the American horseshoe crab is primarily found in the Atlantic Ocean along the East Coast of North America. The species ranges from Maine to Mexico, but is absent between Texas in the United States and Tabasco in Mexico. They mainly inhabit estuarine areas; however, juveniles and adults can venture into the shallow oceanic environments. Embryo development occurs in the intertidal zone of sandy beaches. Sandy or muddy bottom habitats are necessary for burrowing and benthic feeding. This publication will cover their natural history, aquaculture techniques, common diseases, and their uses and markets.  

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Almaco Jack, Seriola rivoliana

FA249/FA249by Victor Blanco, Cortney Ohs, Nicole Rhody, and Ronald HansDecember 2, 2022Almaco jack, Seriola rivoliana, is a perciform within the order Perciformes, family Carangidae; which includes jacks and pompanos. They are members of the genus Seriola, a species of interest for aquaculture diversification worldwide. Like other commercially farmed Seriola species, almaco jack (also known as longfin yellowtail and kampachi) are fast growers, have a high market value, and are increasingly well-regarded among chefs for their versatility in both cooked and raw preparations. These characteristics, among others, have made them favorable candidates for both land-based and offshore aquaculture.

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Atlantic Croaker, Micropogonias undulatus

FA148/FA 148 by R. LeRoy Creswell, Cortney L. Ohs, and Christian L. MillerApril 20, 2018

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Caribbean Spiny Lobster, Panulirus argus

FA147/FA147 by Christian L. Miller, Cortney L. Ohs, and R. LeRoy CreswellApril 26, 2018

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Evaluating an Aquatic Organism's Aquaculture Potential

FA146/FA146 by Cortney L. Ohs and R. LeRoy CreswellApril 27, 2018

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Gulf Killifish, Fundulus grandis

FA190/FA190 by Shane W. Ramee, Joshua T. Patterson, Cortney L. Ohs, and Matthew A. DiMaggioJuly 3, 2019

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Hybrid Striped Bass, Morone saxatilis x Morone chrysops

FA155/FA155 by Cortney L. Ohs, Christian L. Miller, and R. LeRoy CreswellMarch 7, 2019

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Pigfish, Orthropristis chrysoptera

FA160/FA160 by Eric J. Cassiano, Cortney L. Ohs, and Jeff E. HillApril 27, 2018

Candidate Species for Florida Aquaculture: Pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides

FA168/FA168 by Cortney L. Ohs, Scott W. Grabe, and Matthew A. DiMaggioApril 26, 2018

Candidate Species for Marine Ornamental Aquaculture: French Grunt, Haemulon flavolineatum

FA186/FA186 by Kevin P. Barden, Matthew L. Wittenrich, and Eric J. CassianoApril 1, 2020

Candidate Species for Marine Ornamental Aquaculture: Porkfish, Anisotremis virginicus

FA187/FA187 by Eric Cassiano and Kevin BardenApril 6, 2021

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