Activation of sperm motility in the euryhaline tilapia Sarotherodon melanotheron heudelotii (Dumeril, 1859) acclimatized to fresh, sea and hypersaline waters

Legendre M., Cosson J., Alavi S.M.H., Linhart O.

Date de parution: juillet 2008
Volume: 32
Number: 2 suppl.
Pagination: 181-182
Editeur: Société Française d'Ichtyologie

The effects of osmolality and ions were examined on motility of sperm from males of Sarotherodon melanotheron heudelotii acclimatized in tanks at salinities set at 0, 35 and 70 g L-1. The range of osmolality that enabled sperm activation, shifted and broadened as the maintenance salinity of broodfish increased. The requirement of extracellular Ca2+ for activation of sperm motility increased when the maintenance salinity of broodfish was higher.

Mots-clés: Adaptation - Euryhalinity - Motility - Sperm - Tilapia
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