Fantastically plastic: fish larvae equipped for a new world

Type Article
Date 2013-05
Language English
Author(s) Pittman Karin1, Yufera Manuel2, Pavlidis Michail3, Geffen Audrey J.1, Koven Willian4, Ribeiro Laura5, Zambonino-Infante Jose LuizORCID6, Tandler Amos4
Affiliation(s) 1 : Univ Bergen, Dept Biol, N-5020 Bergen, Norway.
2 : Inst Ciencias Marinas Andalucia ICMAN CSIC, Puerto Real, Spain.
3 : Univ Crete, Dept Biol, Iraklion, Greece.
4 : Natl Ctr Mariculture, Israel Oceanog & Limnol Res, Elat, Israel.
5 : Portuguese Inst Sea & Atmosphere, Aquaculture Res Ctr, Olhao, Portugal.
6 : IFREMER, Unit Funct Physiol Marine Organisms, Plouzane, France.
Source Reviews In Aquaculture (1753-5123) (Wiley-blackwell), 2013-05 , Vol. 5 , N. Suppl.1 , P. S224-S267
DOI 10.1111/raq.12034
WOS© Times Cited 70
Keyword(s) development, epigenetics, fish-specific genome duplication, juveniles, larvae, metamorphosis, plasticity
Abstract Teleost fish are more diverse than any other vertebrate group, and yet only a limited number of species are fished and farmed globally. Efforts to expand the quantity and diversity of fish produced are hampered by the extreme diversity of ontogenetic responses of fish, especially during larval development. This review looks at advances in molecular phylogeny, endocrine and nutrient influences and long-term studies of the phenotypes of commercially important fish to put the sources and consequences of this plasticity into context. This nested context of evolutionary forces of the fish-specific genome duplication, epigenetic influences, ontogenetically conserved processes like metamorphosis and cell determination is further presented in relation to how fish larvae translate the environment into somatic signals, the teleostian diversity of internal processes like sex differentiation and somatogenesis, and the long-term practical consequences of changes in timing or anthropogenic influences. This review aims to present a new baseline of knowledge of marine fish larvae which is useful to scientists, managers and producers.
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Pittman Karin, Yufera Manuel, Pavlidis Michail, Geffen Audrey J., Koven Willian, Ribeiro Laura, Zambonino-Infante Jose Luiz, Tandler Amos (2013). Fantastically plastic: fish larvae equipped for a new world. Reviews In Aquaculture, 5(Suppl.1), S224-S267. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :