1st Edition

The Biology of Sole

ISBN 9781498727839
Published May 9, 2019 by CRC Press
396 Pages 8 Color & 62 B/W Illustrations

USD $219.95

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Book Description

This book reviews up-to-date knowledge on the biology of sole (Solea senegalensis and S. solea). These flatfish species are increasingly important in Europe both from the ecological and production point of view. This book is divided into two sections: A. general fisheries, aquaculture and engineering overviews; B. physiological, developmental, rhythmic, welfare and genetic aspects which will be of immense interest for the aquaculture industry. Experts, from both academia and research institutes, provide their expertise on sole biology.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


An Overview of Soleid (Pleuronectiformes) Fisheries and Aquaculture

Bari Rhys Howell and Maria Teresa Dinis

Engineering of Sole Culture Facilities: Hydrodynamic Features

Joan Oca and Ingrid Masaló


Sensing the Environment. The Pineal Organ of the Senegalese Sole

José A. Muñoz-Cueto, Francesca Confente, Águeda Jimena Martín-Robles, María del Carmen Rendón and Patricia Herrera-Pérez

Neuroendocrine Systems in Senegalese Sole

Ángel García-López, María Aliaga-Guerrero, José A. Paullada-Salmerón, María del Carmen Rendón-Unceta, Carmen Sarasquete, Evaristo Mañanós and José A. Muñoz-Cueto

Reproductive Physiology and Broodstock Management of Soles

Evaristo L. Mañanós Sánchez, Neil Duncan, Carmen Sarasquete Reiriz, Angel García López, Jose Maria Guzmán Jimenez and Jose Antonio Muñoz Cueto

Sperm Physiology and Artificial Fertilization

Elsa Cabrita, Marta F. Riesco and Evaristo L. Mañanós

Mating Behaviour

Neil Duncan, Ignacio Carazo, Olvido Chereguini and Evaristo Mañanós

The Biological Clock: From Early Stages to Adults

Águeda Jimena Martín-Robles, Carlos Pendón-Meléndez and José Antonio Muñoz-Cueto

Embryonic and Larval Ontogeny of the Senegalese Sole, Solea Senegalensis: Normal Patterns and Pathological Alterations

C. Sarasquete, E. Gisbert and J.B. Ortiz-Delgado

Effects of Light and Temperature Cycles during Early Development

Juan Fernando Paredes, José Fernando López-Olmeda and Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vázquez

Larval Production Techniques

Sofia Engrola, Cláudia Aragão and Maria Teresa Dinis

Macronutrient Nutrition and Diet Formulation

Luisa M.P. Valente, Luis Conceição, Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vázquez and Jorge Dias

Welfare, Stress and Immune System

José Fernando López-Olmeda, Yvette S. Wunderink, Benjamín Costas, Juan Miguel Mancera and Francisco Javier Sánchez-Vázquez


Montserrat Solé

Pathology and Diseases Control

F. Padrós, M. Constenla and C. Zarza


Ignacio Ruiz-Jarabo, Juan Fuentes and Juan Miguel Mancera

Genetic and Genomic Characterization of Soles

Manuel Manchado, Josep V. Planas, Xavier Cousin, Laureana Rebordinos and M. Gonzalo Claros

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Dr. José A. Muñoz-Cueto, PhD in Biology (1992), is full Professor of Zoology at the University of Cádiz, attached to the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences (Puerto Real, Cádiz, Spain). He leads the "Fish Neuroanatomy and Neuroendocrinology" group and has expertise in functional neuroanatomy, neuroendocrine and environmental control of reproduction, chronobiology and developmental biology of aquaculture species as Senegalese sole, European sea bass and gilthead seabream.

Dr. Evaristo L. Mañanós Sánchez, PhD in Biology (1993), is researcher of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Institute of Aquaculture Torre la Sal (Castellón, Spain). He is head of the research group "Reproductive Endocrinology of Fish and Aquaculture Diversification" and has expertise in fish reproductive physiology and endocrinology, environmental manipulation and hormonal induction of spawning, gamete quality and optimization of broodstock management of aquaculture species, notably the Senegalese sole.

Dr. F. Javier Sánchez Vázquez, PhD in Biology (1995), is full Professor of Physiology at the University of Murcia, Faculty of Biology (Campus Espinardo, Murcia, Spain). He is the head of the "Fish Chronobiology" group and has broad expertise on fish feeding and reproduction rhythms. His research activity is focused on fish species with interest in aquaculture, such as sea bass, sea bream, Senegalese sole and tilapia as well as basic models such as zebrafish.


"This work, which combines the efforts of Muñoz-Cueto (Univ. of Cádiz), Sánchez (Spanish National Research Council), and Vázquez (Univ. of Murcia) with those of at least 50 other contributing authors, provides fisheries managers and researchers with one concise reference on the genus Solea. As an important commercial food fish in much of the Mediterranean (and elsewhere), the sole is a worthy subject for this collection of essays, which amounts to a comprehensive resource for life history and management information. The book is presented in two sections. Section A comprises only two chapters, providing a basic overview of the biology and culture of the sole. Section B comprises 15 chapters, which are grouped in subareas covering reproduction, larval development, nutrition, welfare, ecotoxicology, pathology, osmoregulation, and genomic characteristics. The book is highly technical in style and scope, and probably would not be attractive to a general readership. Nonetheless, it would be an excellent resource for fisheries managers, fisheries professionals including those involved in aquaculture, and other researchers with a specific interest in the biology and flourishing survival of the sole."

K. R. Thompson, Missouri State University, CHOICE, June 2020 Vol. 57 No. 10