Quantitative Amino Acid Requirements of Finfish

The complete quantitative amino acid requirements have been established for only nine of the estimated 300 different fish species being cultured worldwide, namely the catla (Catla catla, an Indian major carp), channel catfish, chinook salmon, chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta), coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), common carp, Japanese eel, milkfish (Chanos chanos) and Nile tilapia. A limited number of requirement values have also been reported for the African catfish (Ciarías gariepinus), Arctic charr (Salvelinus alpinus), Asian sea bass (Lates calcarifer), Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), blue tilapia (Oreochromis aureus), Ciarías hybrid (Ciarías macrocephalus x C. gariepinus), European sea bass, gilthead sea bream (Chrysophrys aurata), hybrid striped bass, Japanese flounder (Paralichthys oli-vaceus), lake trout (Salvelinus namaycush), Mozambique tilapia (Oreochromis mossambi-cus), rainbow trout, red drum (Sciaenops ocel-latus), red sea bream (Pagrus major), rohu (Labeo rohita, an Indian major carp), sliver perch (Bidyanus bidyanus), wels (Silurus gla-nis), yellow perch (Perca flavescens), and yel-lowtail (Serióla quinqueradiata).

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