Hormonal control of reproduction and growth | Endocrinology of Fish Growth

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The processes of feeding and growth in fish are coordinated with each other and with the life history of the animal. Food intake is controlled by appetite centers in the brain that integrate external and internal sensory information (e.g., presence of food) and other internal cues (hormones that indicate internal nutrient status, stage of sexual maturation, etc.). Some of the hormones that promote food intake, in turn, stimulate growth. Feeding and growth of fish are affected by many environmental factors, including temperature and photoperiod.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Fish Physiology
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080923239
StatePublished - 2011


  • Appetite
  • Cholecystokinin
  • Growth hormone
  • Hypothalamus
  • Indeterminate growth
  • Insulin-like growth factor
  • Neuropeptide Y


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