Laboratory rearing of wild Arctic cod Boreogadus saida from egg to adulthood

J Fish Biol. 2016 Mar;88(3):1241-8. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12893. Epub 2016 Feb 1.


The techniques and protocols used to successfully capture, transport and breed Arctic cod Boreogadus saida, as well as to rear their larvae through to adulthood are summarized. Breeding B. saida will increase the opportunity to study this fish species, which is a critical part of the Arctic food web.

Keywords: climate change; full life cycle rearing; larval feeding regimen; rearing temperature.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arctic Regions
  • Climate Change
  • Feeding Methods / veterinary
  • Female
  • Gadiformes / growth & development*
  • Gadiformes / physiology
  • Larva / growth & development
  • Life Cycle Stages / physiology*
  • Male
  • Reproduction
  • Seawater
  • Temperature
  • Water Quality