Synchronization of plasma sexual steroid concentrations and gonadal cyclesin the sleeper, Eleotris acanthopoma

Citation
Hy. Wang et al., Synchronization of plasma sexual steroid concentrations and gonadal cyclesin the sleeper, Eleotris acanthopoma, ZOOL STUD, 40(1), 2001, pp. 14-20
Citations number
27
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Animal Sciences
Journal title
ZOOLOGICAL STUDIES
ISSN journal
1021-5506 → ACNP
Volume
40
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
14 - 20
Database
ISI
SICI code
1021-5506(200101)40:1<14:SOPSSC>2.0.ZU;2-G
Abstract
This paper describes the possible influences of environmental factors on th e reproductive cycle of Eleotris acanthopoma in the Kaoping River estuary. For over 1 yr, gonad gross morphologies of the fish were examined by light microscopy, and plasma 17 beta-estradiol (E2) and testosterone (T) were ana lyzed by ELISA. In male E. acanthopoma, plasma T concentrations show a sing le seasonal cycle, with a peak in the summer (June to August) following the profile of the gonadosomatic index (GSI). In females, plasma E2 concentrat ions are significantly elevated during summer in accordance with the GS[. L ow temperatures and a short photoperiod in the winter correlate well with t he arrest of gonad maturation. Annual patterns of plasma E2 and T levels ar e similar to those of GSI changes existing in E. acanthopoma of either sex. These findings indicate that both temperature and photoperiod dominantly a ffect the reproductive cycle of E. acanthopoma.