Ovulation induction in jundiá (Rhamdia quelen, Heptapteridae) using carp pituitary extract or salmon GnRH analogue combined with dopamine receptor antagonists

István Ittzés, Tamás Szabó, Ernani Carlos Kronbauer, Béla Urbányi

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Abstract

Jundiá (Rhamdia quelen) is an important species for aquaculture in temperate and subtropical climates. In the present study, the results of different forms of GnRH analogue treatments on ovulation in jundiá have been compared with those from treatment with carp pituitary. Seven out of eight females ovulated in groups treated with carp pituitary (4.0 mg kg-1 BW) and Ovaprim (0.5 mL kg-1 BW). Injection with sGnRHa (10 μg kg-1 BW) combined with metoclopramide (20 mg kg-1 BW) caused a significantly lower rate of ovulation with three out of eight females responding. None of the fish injected with sGnRHa (10 μg kg-1 BW) alone ovulated. Mean PGSI [(weight of stripped egg mass/BW of the female before stripping) × 100] and mean fertilization rate values were high and similar between treatment groups. The obtained results indicate that in jundiá, there is a strong dopamine inhibitory tone on gonadotropin secretion. The gonadotropin releasing activity of sGnRHa can be potentiated by dopamine receptor antagonists and the combined treatment is effective in inducing ovulation. In this regard, domperidone proved to be more potent than metoclopramide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2924-2928
Number of pages5
JournalAquaculture Research
Volume46
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Hormonal treatment
  • Induced ovulation
  • Jundiá
  • Rhamdia quelen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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