Mineral nutrition in penaeid shrimp

Ha H. Truong*, Barney M. Hines, Maurício G. Emerenciano, David Blyth, Sarah Berry, Tansyn H. Noble, Nicholas A. Bourne, Nicholas Wade, Artur N. Rombenso, Cedric J. Simon

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

This review summarises the current knowledge of mineral nutrition for penaeid shrimp. It investigates how the aquatic environment and the lifecycle of shrimp affect requirements and the role that minerals play in shrimp health. Methods of supplying minerals via either water or to feed, and novel ways of supplementing minerals within feed, are discussed. The requirements for individual minerals are summarised with recommendations for minimum levels of dietary inclusion for semi-intensive and intensive commercial shrimp culture presented where data permits. Estimates of dietary requirement remain broad for most minerals for the main shrimp production species (Penaeus vannamei, Penaeus monodon and Penaeus japonicus), with some essential minerals remaining unstudied (Table 2 in Section 5.10). Mineral nutrition will become more important as intensification and diversification of production systems provide new challenges to shrimp aquaculture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1355-1373
Number of pages19
JournalReviews in Aquaculture
Issue number4
Early online date29 Dec 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Dec 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • micronutrients
  • mineral deficiency
  • moult
  • shrimp nutrition
  • trace elements
  • water supplementation


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