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Latin american journal of aquatic research

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VEGA-VILLASANTE, Fernando et al. Biology and use of the Pacific fat sleeper Dormitator latifrons (Richardson, 1844): state of the art review. Lat. Am. J. Aquat. Res. [online]. 2021, vol.49, n.3, pp.391-403. ISSN 0718-560X.

The present work is a review of the literature on the native Mexican fish Dormitator latifrons. The aim is to contribute to the integration and systematization of current knowledge to make it easier to identify existing knowledge gaps and breakthroghs Moreover, promote the successful cultivation and protection of this species whose consumption is increasing in Latin America. A review of the articles related to D. latifrons published in international and regional databases was carried out. The articles reviewed focus on taxonomy and systematics, phylogenetic, geographic distribution, ecology, physiology, reproduction, development, pathology, health, and the technologies used to cultivate this fish species. The conclusion is that, even though the cultivation of D. latifrons is of commercial interest in some countries, there are still significant gaps in our knowledge of biology and, consequently, the domestication potential of the species. Filling these gaps will require systematic research efforts on protecting natural populations and improving mass cultivation techniques.

Keywords : Dormitator latifrons; Eleotridae; native fish; ecology; culture; sustainable production.

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