International network for natural sciences – research journal
  • mendeley icon
  • linkedin icon
  • google plus icon
  • twitter icon
  • google scholar icon
  • facebook icon

Seasonal variations in the profile of sex steroids and ovarian development of catla (Catla catla, Hamilton) during the annual reproductive cycle

By: Sumrin Sahar, Shafaq Fatima, Khalid Lone

Key Words: Catla, Maturation, Progestins, Sex steroids, Semi-arid climate

Int. J. Biosci. 12(1), 351-356, January 2018.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/12.1.351-356

Certification: ijb 2018 0218 [Generate Certificate]

Abstract

In South Asian carp culture, catla (Catla catla) is a major commercial species due to its higher growth, flesh quality and increased market demand. The present study investigated monthly variations in ovarian development and profiles of important steroids such as testosterone (T), 11-ketotestosterone (11-KT), estradiol-17β (E2), cortisol (C) and 17α-hydroxyprogesterone (17α-HP) during annual reproductive cycle of catla (age = 18–29 months) under semi-arid climatic conditions. Ovarian development commenced after winter solstice (December) concomitant with gradual increase in levels of T and E2. Profile of E2 was showed positive relationship with gonadosomatic index (GSI). Peaks of both parameters were observed in June (GSI: 8.03 ± 0.46%; E2: 0.41 ± 0.04ng/ml) showing major role of E2 in maturation of oocytes. Mature females were observed during May until June. Spawning was not observed in captivity however, ova could be extracted on manual stripping during June. An inverse relationship has been observed between profiles of T and 17α-HP over the study period. Highest value of 17α-HP was noted in March (0.99 ± 0.04ng/ml) while levels of T dropped significantly at same sample point. Highest levels of T were observed during April (0.35 ± 0.03ng/ml), which gradually dropped afterwards. Highest levels of 11-KT were observed during June presumably indicating its role in growth of oocytes diameter thus increasing the GSI. Levels of C remained high over most of the study period except during maturation when concentration of T and E2 was higher.

| Views 44 |

Seasonal variations in the profile of sex steroids and ovarian development of catla (Catla catla, Hamilton) during the annual reproductive cycle

Almeida FFL, Kristoffersen C, Taranger GL, Schulz RW. 2008. Spermatogenesis in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua): A novel model of cystic germ cell development. Biology of Reproduction 78, 27-34.

Barcellos LJG, Wassermann GF, Scotts AP, Woehl VM, Quevedo RM, Ittzes I, Kneger MH, Lulhier F. 2002. Plasma steroid concentrations in relation to the reproductive cycle of cultured male Rhamdia quelen. Journal of Fish Biology 61, 751-763.

Bhattacharyya S, Dey R, Maitra SK. 2005. Photoperiodic regulation of annual testicular events in the Indian major carp Catla catla. Acta Zoologica (Stockholm) 86, 71-79.

Bhattacharyya S, Maitra SK. 2006. Environmental correlate of the testicular events in a major carp Catla catla in an annual reproductive cycle. Biological Rhythm Research 37, 87-110. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09291010500124605

Borg B.1994. Androgens in teleost fishes. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 109, 219-245. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0742-8413(94)00063-G

Chen K, Crone P, Husu C. 2006. Reproductive biology of female pacific bluefin Tuna Thunnus orientalis from South-Western North Pacific ocean. Fisheries Science 72, 985-994.

Costa-Pierce B. 2005. Urban Aquaculture. CABI Publishers., Willingford p. 234.

Cussac V, Ortubay S. 2002. Gametogenesis and development of Gymnocharacinus bergi (Pisces, Characidae): reproductive mode relative to environmental stability. Environmental Biology of Fishes 63, 289-297.

Endo T, Todo T, Lokman PM, Ijiri S, Adachi S, Yamauchi K. 2008. In vitro induction of oil droplet accumulation into previtellogenic oocytes of Japanese eel, Anguilla japonica. Cybium 32, 239-240.

Guerriero G, Ferro R, Ciarcia G. 2005. Correlation between plasma levels of sex steroids and spermatogenesis during the sexual cycle of the chub, Leuciscus cephalus L. (Pisces, Cyprinidae). Zoological Studies 44, 228-233.

Hunter JR, Macewicz BJ, Lo NCH, Kimbrell CA. 1992. Fecundity, spawning and maturity of female Dover sole Microstomus pacific, with an evaluation of assumption and precision. Fisheries Bulletin 90, 101-128.

Kadhar A, Kumar A, Ali J, John A. 2014. Studies on the Survival and Growth of Fry of Catla catla (Hamilton, 1922) Using Live Feed. Journal of Marine Biology 2014, 1-7.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014

Kazeto Y, Tosaka R, Matsubara H, Ijiri S, Adachi S. 2011. Ovarian steroid genesis and the role of sex steroid hormones on ovarian growth and maturation of the Japanese eel. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 127, 149-154. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsbmb.2011.03.013

Kobayashi Y, Nakamura M, Sunobe T, Usami T, Kobayashi T, Manabe H, Paul-Prasanth B, Suzuki N, Nagahama Y. 2009. Sex-change in the Gobiid Fish is mediated through rapid switching of gonadotropin receptors from ovarian to testicular portion or vice-versa. Endocrinology 150, 1503-1511.

Kokokiris L, Mourot B, Le Menn F, Kentouri M, Fostie A. 2000. Endocrine changes during the annual reproductive cycle of the red porgy, Pagrus pagrus (Teleostei, Sparidae). Fish Physiology and Biochemistry 23, 1-11.

http://dx.doi.org/10.1023

Lokman PM, Harris B, Kusakabe M, Kime DE, Schulz RW, Adachi S, Young G. 2002. 11-Oxygenated androgens in female teleosts: Prevalence, abundance, and life history implications, General and Comparative Endocrinology 129, 1-12.

Lone KP, Fatima S, Sahar S. 2009. Gross and histological variations in testes of a major carp, Catla catla (Hamilton, 1822), during its first maturation cycle in pond culture system. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 41, 483-494.

Lone KP, Fatima S, Sahar S. 2012. Age related changes in ovarian gross and histological characheristics during pubertal development in captive Catla catla (Hamilton, 1822) of age 18-29 months. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 44, 159-172.

Matsubara H. 2003. Studies on mechanism of ovarian steroid hormone synthesis and the artificial control of oocyte growth in Japanese Eel, Anguilla japonica, Ph.D. Thesis, Hokkaido University 33-61.

Nagahama Y, Yamashita M. 2008. Regulation of oocyte maturation in fish. Development Growth and Differentiation 50, 195-219.

Pottinger TG, Carrick TR, Hughes SE, Balm PHM. 1996. Testosterone, 11-ketotestosterone and estradiol-17β modify baseline and stress induced internal and corticotrophic activity in trout. General and Comparative Endocrinology 104, 284-295. http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/gcen.1996.0173

Semenkova T, Barannikova I, Kime DE, McAllister BG, Bayunova L, Dyubin V, Kolmakov N. 2002. Sex steroid profile of female and male stellate sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus) during final maturation induced by hormonal treatment. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 18, 375-381.

DOI: 10.1046/j.1439-0426.2002.00368.x

Sivakumaran KP, Brown P, Giles A. 2003. Maturation and reproductive biology of female wild carp, Cyprinus carpio in Victoria, Australia. Environmental Biology of Fish 68, 321-332. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1027381304091

Sumrin Sahar, Shafaq Fatima, Khalid Lone.
Seasonal variations in the profile of sex steroids and ovarian development of catla (Catla catla, Hamilton) during the annual reproductive cycle.
Int. J. Biosci. 12(1), 351-356, January 2018.
https://innspub.net/ijb/seasonal-variations-profile-sex-steroids-ovarian-development-catla-catla-catla-hamilton-annual-reproductive-cycle/
Copyright © 2018
By Authors and International Network for
Natural Sciences (INNSPUB)
https://innspub.net
brand
innspub logo
english language editing
  • CALL FOR PAPERS
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Publish Your Article
  • CALL FOR PAPERS
    CALL FOR PAPERS
    Submit Your Article
INNSPUB on FB
Email Update