This hard bound book is the first book of its kind, a synthesis of the last thirty-five years of crustacean nutrition research prepared by members of the International Working Group on Crustacean Nutrition of the World Aquaculture Society. The book contains twenty chapters that were written by twenty-five authors representing ten countries and is divided into three parts, classical nutrition, practical nutrition, and future trends. The classical nutrition part contains fourteen chapters that include research methodology, amino acids, energy and protein energy ratio, phospholipids and sterols, fatty acids and triacylglycerols, carbohydrates and fiber, vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, digestibility, anatomy and physiology of the digestive system, chemoatraction and feeding stimulation, larval nutrition, and broodstock nutrition and maturation diets. Part II contains chapters on feed ingredients, standards for assessing quality of feed ingredients, feed formulation principles and the commercial pelleting of crustacean feeds. The final two chapters found in Part III address future directions for research in Asia and in the Americas. All chapters are thoroughly referenced and generally concentrate on those species of crustaceans that are commercially cultured throughout the world. This book is an excellent resource and teaching tool for anyone interested in the nutrition of crustacean species.
EDITORS: Louis R. D'Abramo, Douglas E. Conklin, and Dean M. Akiyama
1997 - 587 pgs., 40 Figures, 64 Tables