• FISHERIES, AQUACULTURE AND ENGINEERING
An Overview of Soleid (Pleuronectiformes) Fisheries and Aquaculture
Engineering of Sole Culture Facilities: Hydrodynamic Features
• REPRODUCTION, DEVELOPMENT, NUTRITION, WELFARE, ECOTOXICOLOGY, PATHOLOGY, OSMOREGULATION AND GENETICS
Sensing the Environment. The Pineal Organ of the Senegalese Sole
Neuroendocrine Systems in Senegalese Sole
Reproductive Physiology and Broodstock Management of Soles
Sperm Physiology and Artificial Fertilization
The Biological Clock: From Early Stages to Adults
Embryonic and Larval Ontogeny of the Senegalese Sole, Solea Senegalensis: Normal Patterns and Pathological Alterations
Effects of Light and Temperature Cycles during Early Development
Larval Production Techniques
Macronutrient Nutrition and Diet Formulation
Welfare, Stress and Immune System
Pathology and Diseases Control
Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Soles
This book reviews up-to-date knowledge on the biology of sole (Solea senegalensis and S. solea). These flatfish species are increasingly important in Europe both from the ecological and production point of view. This book is divided into two sections: A. general fisheries, aquaculture and engineering overviews; B. physiological, developmental, rhythmic, welfare and genetic aspects which will be of immense interest for the aquaculture industry. Experts, from both academia and research institutes, provide their expertise on sole biology.
• Dr. José A. Muñoz-Cueto, PhD in Biology (1992), is full Professor of Zoology at the University of Cádiz, attached to the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences (Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain). He leads the "Fish Neuroanatomy and Neuroendocrinology" group and has expertise in functional neuroanatomy, neuroendocrine and environmental control of reproduction, chronobiology and developmental biology of aquaculture species as Senegalese sole, European sea bass and gilthead seabream.
• Dr. Evaristo L. Mañanós Sánchez, PhD in Biology (1993), is researcher of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Institute of Aquaculture Torre la Sal (Castellón, Spain). He is head of the research group "Reproductive Endocrinology of Fish and Aquaculture Diversification" and has expertise in fish reproductive physiology and endocrinology, environmental manipulation and hormonal induction of spawning, gamete quality and optimization of broodstock management of aquaculture species, notably the Senegalese sole.
• Dr. F. Javier Sánchez Vázquez, PhD in Biology (1995), is full Professor of Physiology at the University of Murcia, Faculty of Biology (Campus Espinardo, Murcia, Spain). He is the head of the "Fish Chronobiology" group and has broad expertise on fish feeding and reproduction rhythms. His research activity is focused on fish species with interest in aquaculture, such as sea bass, sea bream, Senegalese sole and tilapia as well as basic models such as zebrafish.