Dr. Héctor Acosta Salmón
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Doctorado James Cook University 2004 (Aquaculture), Maestría en Ciencias UABCS 1998 (Acuicultura), Ingeniería en Acuicultura ITMAR 1993.

Post-doc Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution 2006-2007 (Aquaculture)

Assistant Research Scientist Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution 2007, Assistant Research Professor Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute @ Florida Atlantic University 2008-2009

CATEGORÍA: Técnico Titular C (TTC)


  • Programa de Acuicultura


  • Cultivo de moluscos bivalvos
  • Cultivo de perlas
  • Nutrición Acuícola
  • Criopreservación


  • Gómez-Robles, E., Acosta-Salmón, H., Mazón-Suástegui, J.M., Saucedo, P.E., 2023. Seasonal variation in reproductive and larval performance of the winged pearl oyster Pteria sterna associated with anomalous environmental factors. Ciencias Marinas 49, e3335. https://doi.org/10.7773/cm.y2023.3353
  • Saucedo, P.E., McLaurin D., Lodeiros, C., Freites, L., León, L., Cáceres-Puig, J.I., Albuquerque, M.C.P., Southgate, P.C., Acosta-Salmon, H., Progress towards reestablishing Latin America as a major pearl producing region: a review. Reviews in Aquaculture 2022, 1–19. doi:10.1111/raq.12714
  • Saucedo, P.E., Acosta-Salmón, H., McLaurin-Moreno, D., Castillo-Domínguez, A., Melgar-Valdés, C.E., Mazón-Suástegui, J.M., 2021. Freshwater pearl culture in Mexico: History, present status, and future perspectives. Reviews in Aquaculture. https://doi.org/10.1111/raq.12527
  • Arrieche, D., Maeda-Martínez, A. N., Acosta-Balbás, V., Freites, L., Acosta-Salmón, H., Lodeiros, C., 2020. Optimum temperature for growth of an invasive green mussel Perna viridis population from Venezuela, determined in an open-flow system. Aquaculture Reports. doi: 10.1111/raq.12527
  • García-Corona, J.L., Mazón-Suástegui, J.M., Acosta-Salmón, H., Díaz-Castro, S.C., Amezquita-Arce, M.P., Rodríguez-Jaramillo, C., 2019. Super low frequency electromagnetic radiation affects early development of Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas). Aquaculture Research 50, 2729-2734. doi:10.1111/are.14219
  • Rojas-Figueroa, A., Araya, R., Acosta-Salmón, H., Chávez-Contreras, F., Ortiz-Cornejo, N.L., Saucedo, P.E., 2019. Factors influencing half-pearl (mabe) production and quality in the red abalone Haliotis rufescens. Aquaculture Research 50, 3392–3400. doi:10.1111/are.14297
  • Olivera, A., Saucedo, P.E., Rangel-Dávalos, C., Acosta-Salmón, H., 2019. Higher restocking density improves growth and survival in the pearl oyster Pteria sterna. Ocean and Coastal Management 167, 100–103. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.10.010
  • Granados-Amores, A., Saucedo, P.E., Zenteno-Savin, T., Mazón-Suástegui, J.M., Acosta-Salmón, H., Díaz-Quijano, R., Campa-Córdova, A.I., 2018. Does relaxation as a sedative therapy previous to pearl formation affects antioxidant response and causes oxidative damage in the winged pearl oyster Pteria sterna? Aquaculture 491, 295–301. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2018.03.051
  • Maeda-Martínez, A.N., Saucedo, P.E., Mazón-Suástegui, J.M., Acosta-Salmón, H., Romero-Meléndez, Z. 2016. Scope for growth of juvenile Cortez oyster, Crassostrea corteziensis fed isocaloric diets made up with microalgae and cereal flours. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 44 (4), 845-849.
  • Angel-Dapa, M.A., Saucedo, P.E., Ceballos-Vázquez, B.P., Acosta-Salmón, H., Arellano-Martínez, M., 2015. Analysis of reproductive strategies of lion’s paw scallop (Nodipecten subnodosus) to regulate gametogenesis in a suspended culturing system in Bahía Tortugas, Mexico. Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 43 (3), 616-620.
  • Acosta-Salmón, H., Davis, M., 2014. US Patent No. 8,707,902 B2. Methods for Producing Cultured Pearls in Conch and Other Gastropods. United States Patent and Trademark Office. United States Department of Commerce.
  • Hawkyns-Martínez, M., Saucedo, P.E., Carreón-Palau, L., Gómez-Robles, E., Acosta-Salmón, H., 2014. Accumulation of docosapolyenoic fatty acids in developing oocytes of the winged pearl oyster Pteria sterna. Aquaculture 432, 74–79. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2014.04.026
  • Serna-Gallo, M.I., Ruíz-Velazco, J.M.J., Acosta-Salmón, H., Peña-Messina, E., Torres-Zepeda, M.G., Saucedo, P.E., 2014. Growth and reproduction patterns of the winged pearl oyster Pteria sterna in tropical environments of Mexico: Implications for the establishment of pearl farms. Ciencias Marinas 40, 75-88. http://dx.doi.org/10.7773/cm.v40i2.2393
  • Gómez-Robles, E., Mazón-Suástegui, J.M., Acosta-Salmón, H., Hawkyns-Martínez, M., Saucedo, P.E., 2013. Internal nutrient management associated with gonad quality and successful reproduction in the winged pearl oyster Pteria sterna. Aquaculture 412-413, 45-51. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.07.010
  • Saucedo, P.E., González-Jiménez, A., Acosta-Salmón, H., Mazón-Suástegui, J.M., Ronsón-Paulín, J.A., 2013. Nutritional value of microalgae-based diets for lions-paw scallop (Nodipecten subnodosus) juveniles reared at different temperatures. Aquaculture 392–395, 113-119. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2013.02.001
  • Torres-Martínez, J.A., Saucedo, P.E., Rangel-Dávalos, C., Acosta-Salmón, H., 2012. Advances in pre-operatory techniques for pearl production in the lions-paw scallop Nodipecten subnodosus: relaxation and mantle excision. Aquaculture 356–357, 279-283. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2012.05.004
  • Garr, A. L., Acosta-Salmón, H., Riche, M., Davis, M., Capo, T. R., Haley, D., Tracy, P., 2011. Growth and survival of juvenile queen conch Strombus gigas fed artificial diets containing varying levels of digestible protein and energy. North American Journal of Aquaculture 73, 34-41. doi: 10.1080/15222055.2011.544619
  • Nieves-Soto, M., Enriquez-Ocaña, F., Piña-Valdez, P., Maeda-Martínez, A. N., Almodóvar-Cebreros, J. R., Acosta-Salmón, H., 2011. Is the mangrove cockle Anadara tuberculosa a candidate for effluent bioremediation? Energy budgets under combined conditions of temperature and salinity. Aquaculture 318, 434-438. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2011.05.041
  • Lopez-Sanchez, J. A., Maeda-Martinez, A. N., Croll, R. P., Acosta-Salmón, H., 2009. Monoamine fluctuations during the reproductive cycle of the Pacific lion’s paw scallop Nodipecten subnodosus. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A- Molecular and Integrative Physiology 154, 425-428. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2009.07.021.
  • Mamangkey, N. G. F., Acosta-Salmón, H., Southgate, P.C., 2009. Use of anaesthetics with the silver-lip pearl oyster, Pinctada maxima (Jameson). Aquaculture 288, 280-284. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2008.12.008.
  • Southgate, P. C., Strack, E., Hart, A., Wada, K. T., Monteforte, M., Cariño, M., Langy, S., Lo, C., Acosta-Salmón, H., Wang, A., 2008. Exploitation and Culture of Major Commercial Species. In: Lucas, J., Southgate, P. C., Eds. The Pearl Oyster: Biology and Culture. Elsevier, The Netherlands. 589 pp.
  • Acosta-Salmón, H., Davis, M., 2007. Inducing relaxation in the queen conch Strombus gigas (L.) for cultured pearl production. Aquaculture 262, 73-77. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.09.032.
  • Acosta-Salmón, H., Jerry, D.R., Southgate, P.C., 2007. Effects of cryoprotectant agents and freezing protocol on motility of black-lip pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera L.) spermatozoa. Cryobiology 54 (1), 13-18. doi:10.1016/j.cryobiol.2006.10.189.
  • Martínez-Fernández, E., Acosta-Salmón, H., Southgate, P.C., 2006. The nutritional value of seven species of tropical microalgae for black-lip pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera, L.) larvae. Aquaculture 257, 491-503. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.03.022.
  • Ruiz-Rubio, H., Acosta-Salmón, H., Olivera, A., Southgate, P. C., Rangel-Dávalos, C., 2006. The influence of culture method and culture period on quality of half-pearls (‘mabé’) from the winged pearl oyster Pteria sterna, Gould, 1851. Aquaculture 254, 269-274. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2005.09.030.
  • Acosta-Salmón, H., Southgate, P.C., 2006. Wound healing after excision of mantle tissue from the Akoya pearl oyster, Pinctada fucata (Gould). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A- Molecular and Integrative Physiology 143 (2): 264-268. doi:10.1016/j.cbpa.2005.12.006.
  • Acosta-Salmón, H., Martínez-Fernández, E., Southgate, P.C., 2005. Use of relaxants to obtain saibo tissue from the blacklip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera and the Akoya pearl oyster Pinctada fucata. Aquaculture 246, 167-172. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2004.12.010.
  • Acosta-Salmón, H., Southgate, P.C., 2005b. Mantle regeneration in the pearl oysters Pinctada fucata and Pinctada margaritifera. Aquaculture 246, 447-453. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2005.02.027.
  • Acosta-Salmón, H., Southgate, P.C., 2005a. Histological changes in the gonad of the blacklip pearl oyster (Pinctada margaritifera Linnaeus, 1758) during the reproductive season at two sites in north Queensland, Australia. Molluscan Research 25 (2), 71-74.
  • Acosta-Salmón, H., Martínez-Fernández, E., Southgate, P.C., 2004. A new approach to pearl oyster broodstock selection: can saibo donors be used as future broodstock?. Aquaculture 231, 205-214. doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2003.08.022.
  • Acosta-Salmón, H., Southgate, P.C., 2004. Use of a biopsy technique to obtain gonad tissue from the blacklip pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera (L.). Aquaculture Research 35, 93-96. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2004.00978.x
  • Martínez-Fernández, E., Acosta-Salmón, H., Rangel-Dávalos, C., 2004. Ingestion and digestion of ten species of microalgae by winged pearl oyster Pteria sterna (Gould, 1851) larvae. Aquaculture 230, 419-425. doi:10.1016/S0044-8486(03)00416-2.



  • José Alberto Torres-Martínez, Licenciatura, 2012: Inducción a la relajación en la almeja mano de león Nodipecten subnodosus (Sowerby, 1835). Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, La Paz, B.C.S.

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